Microsoft has recently presented RemoteEdge, a new service that allows users to stream Edge browser to their computers and thus make it possible to work with the app even if it doesn’t natively run on their devices.
The goal here is to make Edge available on non-Windows computers, such as Linux and Mac OS X, so with RemoteEdge, any developer can get access to a virtual version of the app and work with it from another browser, including Google Chrome.
RemoteEdge is based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service and uses HTML5, so pretty much any modern browser out there should be able to connect to it and load Edge. This allows them to create extensions or other tools for the browser even without running Windows.
The software giant has already confirmed that Microsoft Edge would remain an exclusive Windows feature for the time being, so there are no plans to bring it on Linux or Mac OS X. Furthermore, the company wants to keep it only on Windows 10, so there are slight chances to see it being released on Windows 7 or 8.1 anytime soon.
The upcoming Anniversary Update will bring several improvements, including support for extensions, a feature that’s already available for insiders running preview builds. More new features are also projected to arrive with the next update, as Microsoft wants to make Edge a more appealing app for users on Windows 10.