Less than three months after leaving beta, Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has overtaken Firefox to become the second most popular web browser in the world, as reported by Bleeping Computer.
This finally puts Microsoft Edge ahead of Mozilla's Firefox – previously Chrome's biggest competitor but now in third place with just 7.19% of the browser audience.
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Why Microsoft Edge is gaining traction
Of course, Microsoft Edge's numbers would likely be even higher if not for the 5.6% of users who are still using Internet Explorer 11, putting the ancient browser in fourth position ahead of Apple's Safari browser, which holds just 3.62% of the market share.
As for why people have started to flock to the new and improved Microsoft Edge, there are a number of reasons: firstly, it's gotten a lot faster as of late, it will stop you downloading adware and cryptominers, and it will now finally let you ditch Bing for Google.