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What do you think about the new Edge?

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  • 1
    There is nothing that it doesn't do for me. I really like it.
  • 6
    I prefer chrome, but I'm glad it exists; I get to stop supporting IE 😀
  • 5
    It does nothing I can't do in chrome.
    It's literally chrome with edge plastered over it.

    It's just as slow or fast as chrome

    It's better then edge so that's something.
  • 11
    Guess I need to fire up a VM to see it.
  • 4
    I prefer something less Chromey and Microsofted
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  • 5
    @lamka02sk So you prefer things MacroHard and Irony, right?
  • 3
    It's nice to see that Microsoft has finally taken its browser problems seriously. The IE compat mode will surely make it easier for big corporations to switch to it.
  • 7
    I like it, although I preferred if they kept the old edge engine and just updated it more often.

    Its not good to let all internet power go to Google.
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    @Codex404
    Old engine was bound to windows and created a significant wasted effort across the industry supporting it that could be better used making better products, in addition paying Microsoft for licenses when testing. In that respect it was no better than safari.

    I prefer to look at this situation as now chromium has a large contributor that isn't google, which means that it gets better and reduces Google's total influence over the thing most people use.

    An example of this is Microsoft's contribution of graph theory scientist time to Git improved diff, reflog and comparison performance by 75%. This followed recontribution of the code changes they made to Git to handle their hundred million to billion scale commit size repos. In the end, more directed contribution is a good thing.
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    @SortOfTested the whole thing was written in C++. Are you telling me that MS can emulate x86 on ARM, Android apps on Windows Phones but not port a thing where they have the actual source code over to other systems?

    Their engine was way faster than Chrome and Firefox (until they came with the updated engine)

    I don't see how less competition is good for any market. Google is still the sole entity which decides what gets added to chromium.
  • 4
    I mainly use Firefox and Chromium very sometimes. I really don't see why the fuck I'd use Edge; except for if I would want to support a Google browser monopoly.
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    @Codex404
    I never said they couldn't. They made it plain that they *wouldn't*. The company was perfectly happy trying to make it a competitive differentiator. If they *would* have made it available on other platforms, I would agree with you.

    What they *did* was leave it as snowflake proprietary software, spun off chakra core and dumped tons of money chasing/playing catch up with chakrashim trying to compete with node and capture that market.

    Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion. Mine is this brings the Edge team and resources into full open source, which is much better than supporting a marginal market share tool that was losing userbase over time.
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    I occasionally try it just to see what Microsoft is up to. I don't want to switch from Firefox, not yet.
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    It's the same one with chrome since they use chromium code base, you can install addons from both ms store and chrome's store. I like how they started to ditch old ie
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    @volttide they have ditched IE over 5 years ago
  • 0
    My takeaway for this news is that Microsoft is officially laying down arms in the decades-long(and ten years' lost) browser war.
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    When BusinessInsider pushes an article that says the new edge is better than chrome... smh
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    Microsoft.
  • 1
    @Lyniven Totally!! They have been on a crazy roll over the last few years. Kudos to Nadella!
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