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The battle for web browser supremacy continues. Google’s Chrome, the long reigning world’s most popular browser, still does not need to worry about being in 2nd place. Other contenders, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Microsoft’s Edge, continue to trade blows. Something that they both share, however, is that each have undergone significant changes in the last year or two.

Microsoft’s Edge initially launched as a replacement for the aging, but not forgotten, Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer initially brought Microsoft into the modern age of the internet in August 1995. The final version, Internet Explorer 11, was released in 2013. Two years later Edge would replace it as the default browser for Windows 10. During that span of twenty years other browsers would come and go. In particular, though, two would rise to challenge MS for being the most popular.

Along the way Mozilla would release numerous web browsers. Eventually leading to Firefox becoming a new heavy weight contender hit the web browsing community in 2003. By 2010 it managed to become the number one browser for users in Europe.