During a current AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, the Microsoft Edge Developer group answered consumer’s questions on its browser and even provided some particulars on upcoming options.
However, the most important takeaway from the Q&A session was the truth that the corporate is open to the thought of making a model of its browser for Linux.
The Edge group defined that there aren’t any technical limitations stopping them from releasing Edge for Linux however that they aren’t fairly prepared to accomplish that but, saying:
“We haven’t any technical blockers to maintain us from creating Linux binaries, and it is undoubtedly one thing we might like to do down the highway. That being stated, there’s nonetheless work to make them ‘buyer prepared’ (installer, updaters, consumer sync, bug fixes, and so forth.) and one thing we’re proud to give to you, so we aren’t fairly prepared to commit to the work simply but.
Currently the Edge Developer group is engaged on bringing secure variations of the browser to different model of Windows in addition to to macOS.
The Edge builders additionally revealed the truth that Microsoft is planning on rolling out a Tracking Protection characteristic for its browser related to one Mozilla launched in Firefox 63, saying:
“We are dedicated to constructing options that give customers management and transparency over their privateness on the net. One of our first options is Tracking Prevention with three ranges of management to select from, with Balanced setting being the default.”
While Microsoft’s group offered lots of data on upcoming options, they nonetheless remained non-committal on their reply relating to how Chrome’s upcoming extensions API might forestall present advert blockers from working.
The firm remains to be ready on talks with “fashionable extension builders and with the Chromium group” earlier than it provides a remaining reply on whether or not its browser can even cripple ad blockers as Google is planning to do with Chrome.