A Microsoft program manager has caused a stir on Twitter over the weekend by suggesting that Firefox-maker Mozilla should give up on its own rendering engine and move on with Chromium.
wrote Kenneth Auchenberg , who builds web developer tools for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code.
Auchenberg's post referred to Mozilla's response to Microsoft's announcement in December that it would scrap Edge's EdgeHTML rendering engine for Chromium's .
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said at the time Microsoft's decision will give Google more power to "single-handedly" determine how people use the web.
Beard argued that Mozilla needed to compete with Google "because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice".
Microsoft's grand browser experiment flopped in the marketplace, so the company is turning to an unlikely successor: the open-source Chromium project.
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