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Microsoft's upcoming RemoteEdge will stream Edge browser on Mac and Linux PCs

Microsoft wants to expand the development of its Edge web browser to developers who are not yet working on Windows 10. During its Microsoft Edge Web Summit, the company announced plans to release RemoteEdge, which will stream a virtual version of the browser to Mac, Linux and other devices.

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RemoteEdge will use Microsoft's Azure cloud service to stream its virtual Edge to other devices. It will use an HTML5-based client, which means that developers on Mac and Linux PCs won't have to download a client specific to their OS. Microsoft demoed RemoteEdge during the summit by showing how it could even work inside a Chrome browser on Windows 10. RemoteEdge will officially launch later in April.

Microsoft also announced that new virtual machine images for Edge are now available to download; one for the current stable version of the browser that was first released in November, and the other for the more recent Insider preview of Edge.

30 Comments
  • What about an edge inside an edge inside another edge and so on.. edgeception 0_0
  • We've gone too deep
  • We've gone need too deep!
  • Yes we've gone too deep!!!
  • When in Antarctica?
  • Pradeep
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  • We need to go deeper.
  • Microsoft everywhere. Next up, Cortana on your washing machine.
  • Shirl shortly after you dryer Posted via the Windows Central App for Android only because the screen on my 1520 broke.
  • I guess with the new API's and Windows 10 IoT this could happen.
  • I feel like I saw an article similar to that. Would be pretty useful actually. Let me know my clothes are done since I can rarely hear when the washer and dryer finish. Possibilites are pretty endless what could be built into appliances too.
  • I want cortana in everywhere, like Jarvis!
  • Or Jeeves
  • Cortana is nowhere. A few markets affair more than 2 years after launching.
  • With Edge being a little more like other browsers than IE was (or so I've heard; I don't know much about web development), hopefully this kind of thing isn't as necessary... Still, it's nice just to ensure a website works before letting your customers use it. Sent from my Toaster Oven (Lumia Icon)
  • Well, in times of IE web developers had very much pain in the ass with IE... Web sites didn't work and stuff...
  • This RemoteApp in a browser is the neatest part of this demo.  I've not seen that before. Suddently makes a cloud based workstation incredibly attractive.  Work from a PC.  Work from Continuum and now even work in a browser at a push.
  • The cool thing here is how Microsoft did it, how they implemented it. This thing they do with remote-connecting to a virtual machine running Windows has actually been available for a very long time, using IE and a clunky, proprietary Java-controlled browser plug-in, possibly requiring Active X. So why is this a significant change? Because they can now tell customers they have a secure, open-source friendly way (I mean, it should just work immediately on any new modern browser) to remote-connect into an Edge browser environment. That is awesome! I really think Microsoft has lead the way in using HTML 5 standards. They went from awkward and arrogant on IE, to open and VERY friendly in Edge. Bravo!
  • With MS giving away all it's apps and features to Mac,IOS,Android,Chrome, et. all do we even need a windows device anymore?
  • That was sooo not the point of the article or of the development. Please RTFA. Posted from Bikini Bottom via my ShellPhone 950 XL
  • They tried to play the "monopolist and arrogant" game back in the old days. It turned out that people dislike bad behaviour, so when the alternatives to Windows came out and became mainstream, Microsoft stood there looking like a moron. It just won't work to exclude other platforms in the new era of computing. Also, Nadella has said many times they are following the "cloud first" strategy.
  • Was dope legal in Washington state?
  • I think it is Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I don't want to run browser inside another browser to debug and support compatibility for edge. Microsoft came up with the new browser, increased developer's resposibilities. And now they want to increase developer's frustration by saying that, their team is not capable of delivering a native app for OSX. That's a bad Microsoft just like bad Apple who can't deliver safari on Windows machines. Is that a war between Microsoft & Apple for showing their capability of not doing something what web developers want? Developer's balls are getting squeezed because of these two terrible products. I hate this hacks.
  • If you're a web developer, this gives you everything you need to confirm compatibility with Edge from ANY system that supports modern web standards. You can do it on Mac, on Linux. How can you possibly complain about that?
  • "Apple can't deliver safari on Windows machines."
    Umm -- yes they can -- and have been doing so for years.
  • I love to see Microsoft wasting their efforts on useless stuff like this
  • If developers can easily test that their sites work on Edge, which this develpment now makes possible, they are more likely to do so. That means more sites will be compatible with Edge. Therefore, this effort translates to fewer sites that don't work for Edge users. That in turn means the out-of-the-box experience for Windows 10 users is improved. This is part of enhancing the core experience for customers in their core business. Definitely not a waste of effort.
  • My question is, will users of non-Windows OSes have access to all the features of Edge Browser in this scheme, and will it behave the same way on other OSes as viewed through the portal of other browsers? The overall look and feel of Edge may not translate well into other, more virtual environments.