Microsoft Is Replacing Edge in Windows 10 with a Chromium-Based Web Browser

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  1. ZenDragon

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    That's an IoT solution, it would not be replacing Windows Desktop.
     
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    I agree with you, that was my tongue in cheek attempt at being funny, I'm in a silly mood.

    I will point out your comment about IT people having real issues, and how I still find it hilariously ironic Windows 95 was promoted using the Rolling Stones singing about how "you make a grown man CRYYYYY!!"
     
  3. piscian18

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    Edge disappears from my machines within 5 minutes of logging in the first time. It also occurs to me today I've never installed windows 8. I think Ive used a windows 8.1 machine once.
     
  4. daglesj

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    There is a reason for that. MS embraces, modifies and extinguishes things it wants to get rid of.

    MS/Oracle/Google etc. will take over Linux, add its special sauce all over the top and once big business cant live without that sauce it's over for mainstream linux as we know it today.

    The big boys are moving into control of Linux and will have full control within the next 5 or so.
     
  5. Jim Kim

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    OMG Windows 8.
    I purchased 8Pro for $14 in a Microsoft deal. Installed it as s soon as I could and spent the next 6 hours trying to get it to work on my laptop. After sleep and sound issues, along with the lack of a start menu and the horrible metro interface I reverted back to 7, been there ever since.
     
  6. nutzo

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    I've found the opposite.
    Edge has failed on so many web sites, that I've just about given up on using it.
    Every time Edge fails, I try Chrome and it works fine.
     
  7. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yep. I still have one web based application that only works reliably in IE (some screens don't work when using other browsers)
    Hopefully they will finally spend the money to upgrade it next year.
     
  8. That_Sound_Guy

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    hah, fair enough. :)

    Now that is something MS has always been terrible in, bonkers advertising. The image of Steve Ballmer sweating like a 400lb line backer dancing and screaming "DEVELOPERS" is still haunting.
     
  9. triwolf

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    It's true. It will be strange to see MS taking over Linux after all the trash talk and being dire enemies, I guess if you can't beat em, join em.

    Also what was MS thinking with Edge? No bookmarks easy access with a sidebar, no way to set where to save files. Massive amounts of pages that rendered wrong or badly. Why would they make it so horribly designed, it seems they didn't even try.
     
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    I don't think this is going to work for me.
    I did not like edge after i tried it for a few months and i have tried chrome and also did not like that, so mating the 2 bastards are probably not going to make a lovechild for me.
    Half asses software seem to be the norm ( too ) i could mention many that behave as though they are done, where as in reality there should be a pop up as soon as you open it saying " we know this if pretty sad, we are working flat out to make you the piece of software you expect"
     
  11. triwolf

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    Just use Firefox, it has a few problems, but I'd imagine the new Windows Chromium browser still reports a bunch of crap to Google and Alphabet. They are liars.
     
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  12. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    I actually use Edge for VM Ware view. I find its web interface doesn't work right in Chrome AND Firefox.
    Still hate IE though
     
  13. Glock24

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    Never used Edge for anything wise than downloading Firefox.

    The LTSB version of Win10 does not have Edge, or any of the modern/metro crap.
     
  14. Lord of Shadows

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    Just give me a dialog that lets me download the browser I want
     
  15. p.i.m.p

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    don't wanna get virus to get FireFox
     
  16. Mike89

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    Since I've had Windows 10, I have only used Edge once and that was like for only 15 minutes or so. I'm not a Chrome guy either, use it but only for a few things. Firefox and Pale Moon are still my go to browsers and I don't see than changing any time soon.
     
  17. DPI

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    Like swapping engines on a sunken ship. Not sure why they're bothering at this point, especially if it's still going to be a UWP app limited to windows 10, and the plugins are still going to be UWP apps that require a trip into windows 10 store disorganized hell.

    What they need to do is build a time machine instead, and go back to before the bright idea to make Edge only work on one version of one OS, which alienated hundreds of millions of Win7/8 users.

    A big part of Enterprise was and still is firmly on Windows 7, so all Edge ever really succeeded in doing was chasing away customers and further entrenching Chrome.
     
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  18. nubbin77

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    I have gone through phases with all the browsers.
    I gave up on Firefox a few years ago, it became a buggy dog... I assume from positive posts here it is back to being a usable browser.
    Chrome is usually solid / consistent, although I feel like it is slower than Edge right now. I like Edge on tablets right now - seems like it has better interface for that than Chrome.
    To be honest though they are all... really damn similar from an end user stand point. Some people here are acting like they would dump gasoline on someone and light them on fire if they found out that person worked on Edge...
    I mean did Edge come to your house and kick your dog or something?
     
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  19. Lakados

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    well windows 10 still ships with IE11, so ..... in case of Emergency?
     
  20. Sparky

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    When will they get the hint?
     
  21. c3k

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    My first thought? To check the calendar and see whether it's April 1st.

    My second thought? If you're messing with us, I know where you post! ;)

    I've been using Edge ever since I converted to Win10. The more I use it, the more I like Brave.

    This could be some good news.
     
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    Sometimes I think that they weren't thinking.
    Edge always had that sort of half-baked kind of feeling.
    Yeah, Firefox is pretty decent.
     
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  23. Luke M

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    Bill Gates must be spinning in his grave.
     
  24. clockdogg

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    WinCE.

    Win10 post-update user reaction description in a product name. Ironically, WINCE was one of the more stable Windows versions.
     
  25. DPI

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    This crystallizes it:

    "Swapping out the engine does exactly nothing to remedy these problems. It's not EdgeHTML and Chakra that are preventing Microsoft from providing a really first-rate browser interface; it's the fact that Microsoft hasn't prioritized this work. There's nothing magical about Blink or V8 that makes the Chrome password manager better than Edge's; it's just that Google has taken the time to do the work.

    If Microsoft does this work for Anaheim, one wonders why it didn't bother doing so for Edge. Conversely, if Microsoft doesn't bother doing this work for Anaheim either, then who even cares? Users would be better served by sticking to Chrome anyway."
    -Peter Bright, Ars Technica
     
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  26. lostin3d

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    This joke has been around for years here but since nobody else posted it this round then:
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  27. Dk975

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    They should use a Chromium engine, but call the browser Surface.
     
  28. ManofGod

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    Supposedly replacing Edge, I have not seen any direct indication of it.
     
  29. ManofGod

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    Yeah, I would be miserable if I had to install Chrome as well, what a sucky browser that is. ;) :D
     
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  30. Comixbooks

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    Best news since they brought back the Start Button. Chromium is a open source browser but not sure how similar it is to Chrome.
     
  31. nilepez

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    I mostly use waterfox, but I use Edge for certain tasks and I don't ever recall having a problem on any site with Edge. But we'll see how it goes. I doubt they're going to remove Edge...hell they still have IE.
     
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    I was just about to post the same thing. If they didn't lock us into that software, I would probably still have my Zune today. The hardware, UI, and audio quality was top notch.
     
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    Hahahaha hahahaha

    Hahahaha
     
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  35. mnewxcv

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    I've been on Chrome for about 5 years. I can't remember why but there was a reason I left Firefox for good at that point. Damned if I can recall though.
     
  36. YeuEmMaiMai

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    actually I like it, never had issues with it so far....

    remember when Netscape killed themselves by charging for their browser and IE became king?
     
  37. ep0x73

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    Since FF blocks flash some sites like NHL.com will not allow me to watch highlights, chrome has no problems with this.
    Maybe I need to dig into settings but for now a few things do not work in FF as they once did.
     
  38. Comixbooks

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    I just tired Chromium it responds looks just like Chrome I can't tell the difference actually it does accept all of the cool themes that have been done in the past.
    If Microsoft scraps the themes and makes their own browser its dead in the water.
     
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  39. ZenDragon

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    As much as I love this forum, it's members disdain for Microsoft in general is rather annoying, often times completely misinformed and rather pathetically biased. No, fuck that, lets just continue with brand bashing because all the cool kids are doing it. :meh: Competition is a good thing. The last thing you want is Google, an ad supported company, controlling the entire browser market.
     
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  40. aldamon

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    FireFox has a terrible way of handling certificates (and don't get me started on the bookmark system) so it won't work with corporate versions of things like Office365. Chrome works fine but some things I use at work still only work well with IE.