Microsoft Edge: The Next Generation

Mendalla

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I never thought that I would ever say this but I am using a beta of a Microsoft product and really liking it. Microsoft announced a while back that they were going to redo Edge (the default web browser for Windows 10) by replacing its "engine" (the piece that actually takes the code of a web page and formats it on your screen so you see, say, Wondercafe2 instead of a bunch of seeming nonsense) with Chromium, the open source version of Google's Chrome engine. The "Dev" release is out now and we have been playing with it at work. And it's good. It's fast, works well for everything I have thrown at it (including WC2), and operates basically like any other browser so it's easy to pick up. Now, it is a beta release so it is technically not "ready for primetime" yet (but that hasn't stopped me), but when it finally comes out for real, it should come as an update for Windows 10. When that happens, I suggest giving it a look.
 

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I don't think they have given a final date,. yet. At least not one I can find.
 

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What would be the advantage of using it over plain Chrome?
 

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What would be the advantage of using it over plain Chrome?
Not sure there would be one at this point. It would be a matter of taste and whether you want to be handing your data to Google/Alphabet or MS. I haven't directly tested it against Chrome for performance since I have mainly been using FF recently but I assume they should be similar unless MS has been tweaking the code. Of course if they are, it becomes a fork of Chromium rather than just a browser running on that engine. Definitely seems to outperform Firefox but I'm sure the Mozilla folks won't let that stand.
 

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Code is so much gobbledygook to the ordinary folk designated to the not-to-know group ... a kind of sect! Uncult dead ...
 
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