Microsoft is making available promised test builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 today, June 19. These are Canary channel builds, meaning they will be updated daily.
Microsoft plans to add Dev channel builds for all these platforms “soon,” according to today’s blog post. Microsoft already offers Canary and Dev channel builds for Chromium-based Edge on Windows 10 and the Mac.
Microsoft has not committed definitively to bringing Chromium-based Edge to Linux, but has hinted that this will likely happen at some point.
As Microsoft notes in its blog post, the first Canary builds have some known issues, including lack of dark-mode support and no support for Azure Active Directory sign-in, which Microsoft is hoping to resolve “soon.”
Chromium-based Edge for Windows 7 leaked a few months ago. I’ve been running it on my Windows 7 PC since then and it has worked well. (Calm down, people, I also have Windows 10 PCs and am…