Microsoft has released the the first test version of the Microsoft Edge desktop browser based on the Chromium open source project.
The first Canary and Developer builds are ready for download on Windows 10 PCs. Canary builds are preview builds that will be updated daily, while Developer builds are preview builds that will be updated weekly. Beta builds will come online in the future. Support for Mac and all supported versions of Windows will also come over time.
The browser bribgs a combination of what you've experienced from using both Google Chrome and the original Edge.
Microsoft has removed or replaced Google’s services that come as part of Chromium, including things like ad blocking, Google Now, Google Cloud Messaging, and Chrome OS-related services.
Microsoft is also working on ARM support for Chromium, alongside PDF enhancements, battery life improvements, smooth scrolling, editing, layout, dev tools, and web authentication.
The company has also added some nice touches, like a privacy alert that lets you know when a site is trying to access your webcam, microphone, and motion or light sensors. You can set up multiple user profiles (just like in Chrome) and synchronize your browsing preferences across all your computers.