Micrososoft Edge Chromium

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  1. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Anyone else using the early versions of this? I have been playing around with it this morning and I am very impressed. Its really fast and I get pretty much all of the conveniences of Chrome. I've slowly been removing Google from my life and I know that Microsoft doesn't exactly have a good history with telemetry, they aren't an Ad company masquerading as a tech company.
     
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  2. B00nie

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    MS is incorporating open source projects to its products, my gut feeling is that they infiltrate the code and then create a copyright/licensing/patent lock to destroy the projects in true MS style. Luckily there's still firefox/weazel.
     
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    When it launches I'll update my USB drives with Windows 10 on em'.
     
  4. bigdogchris

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    Seems to be a good solution to people who want a Chrome based browser but maintain the Windows UX.

    But like ALL Chromium based browsers, the bookmark handling is inferior to FF IMO. I just like a simple drop down button next to home. Seems impossible on Chrome.
     
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    There’s some small annoyances other than this that are nagging me a little. Like having a hard time switching the default search engine to something other than bing.
     
  6. B00nie

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    Heh, so MS has 'improved' chromium by adding spyware and limiting user options.
     
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  7. AltTabbins

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    They gutted all of Googles at least.
     
  8. B00nie

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    Chromium is an open source project, different from Chrome.
     
  9. AltTabbins

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    Pretty shitty if this is considered open source. And the biggest reason why I will always choose Firefox over Chromium.

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  10. B00nie

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    So MS 'improved' it by removing ad block and few other userful features.
     
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  11. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Along with features that are baked with telemetry and data mining functionality. Google Now, Link Doctor, Suggest, Google Cloud Storage, and Form Fill all are things google still includes in Chromium that they sell as features, but are still just methods of data harvesting.
     
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    Microsoft removes them but adds its own counterparts, which is why Edge is larger than Chromium after all the stripping.
     
  13. ChadD

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    How is that bad. So all their data collection tools are 100% open source. That is a good thing. Worried about what google is collecting... take a look at the code. It clear what they collect and what they don't as its open source.

    So now MS has removed everything like geo location (which we know 100% if your running chromium and turn it off its really off cause the code for that function is right there in the open) Ditto things like speech input and all the other collection tools. Replacing them with all the same BS only closed source.... so perhaps when you say no thanks Edge will listen. Perhaps MS will only collect what they say they are collecting.... then again if they collect anything more who would know. lol

    But at the end of the day this is what makes open source great. If MS wants to take googles open source code and re spin it... they are welcome to.
     
  14. Domingo

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    When are they planning on full-on replacing the bundled Win10 version of Edge with the Chromium version? The betas seem pretty far along already, but this is MS we're talking about.