On Wednesday, the tech giant Microsoft unveiled its plans for the improvement of their operating system launched on 2015, Windows 10, at its Build conference held in San Francisco. The yet-to-be-released Microsoft Edge intends to provide users with a much better experience than the previous operating systems could offer.
The main feature of the new browser being developed by Microsoft is the ability to block annoying ads from popping up when on a website. This feature was the centre of attention at the conference held in San Francisco earlier this week, under the title “What’s next for Microsoft’s New Browser”. In addition, the tech company giant will also join forces with a Linux command line that has been introduced in Windows 10. After fans and news, reporters witnessed Microsoft’s Build Conference on Wednesday and didn’t see any release or announcement for the Windows 10 Mobile.
Even though Microsoft had previously revealed its plans to develop a tool able to run Android apps on Windows 10, unlike Apple’s devices, the company has shut down the Project Astoria, for now. Nevertheless, it seems as if Microsoft has pull the plug on the Project Astoria in order to direct its focus on the enhancement of Windows 10. With the added benefit of using some of the Astoria’s software and features as well,
The ad-blocking feature announced by Microsoft earlier this week will be a built-in feature in the browser and could be a significant asset for the company for now. Yet Microsoft is not the first company to add this feature to its browser as other browsers had already installed the ad-blocker.
It’s more than just an Ad-Blocker
However, previous browsers counting with the ad-blocking feature, such as the Opera browser, require users to download it separately as a plug-in, while Microsoft’s browser will have the ad-blocker built in.
Getting back to the Linux introduction to the Windows 10 operating system, the company has developed essential components able to support Linux’s APIs. Also, by introducing Ubuntu’s Bash to the Windows OS, the company will allow coders to transfer their Bash scripts to Windows without any data loss. The function will work through the new Linux subsystem being developed for the Windows 10.
Given that Microsoft’s first browser Internet, Explorer has experienced a downfall on its downloads in the latest years, the Edge version is set to get Microsoft back in the race for the best Internet browser. Still, Windows users can expect more developments by the company in upcoming weeks.
Microsoft announced the incorporation of Linux’s command lines that will be released at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Which means that developers could run the bash shell from Unix. The Linux subsystem recently integrated to Windows 10 will surely be of great help when it comes to putting both platforms together.
Source: The Verge