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The Microsoft Edge Released Wednesday 15th January

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What does everyone else think of the New Microsoft Edge released on Wednesday? 

I love when something new comes along. I absolutely love the new Microsoft Edge released this week. With its great new logo. Microsoft has rebuilt its new browser on the Chromium open source project. IT experts are reporting greater security than google chrome on sites tracking. It is super fast and really clean and sharp look, works fab on my iPhone and Desktop. I am sold and I have set up all the computers with the new productive page.   Loads of new extensions and it works with all the google extensions as well as Microsoft store extensions  layouts and all my cloud packages seem to work faster on Windows

 The new logo for Edge looks like the planet. MicrosoftThe New Microsoft Edge Release Wednesday 15th Jan 2020

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By lincolnartist
18th Jan 2020 07:40

Yes love it too and it's now my default browser.
Still search via Google though, I don't like Bing.

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By sarah douglas
18th Jan 2020 12:37

Hi

Yes I have kept Google as my search. The Microsoft extension blackboard google which is nice for all my google apps and I like the clean productivity choice of layouts. The sync for work and you can turn it off for your personal layout. It feels clean and fresh.

I have set it as my default but I have kept The Google browser chrome as I always think it is good to have two.

Have you tried the collections yet, it looks interesting and could be productive. I read about it in the beta. I will take a look today.

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By Tim Vane
18th Jan 2020 02:50

I smell BS.

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By carnmores
18th Jan 2020 09:47

definitely, i can smell it form here too

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By lionofludesch
18th Jan 2020 10:48

Can't get excited over a new browser, to be honest.

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By sarah douglas
18th Jan 2020 12:38

I would not use the word excited but I enjoy when something new comes along.

I like computer software that works and is easy on the eye.

I would say it is worth taking a look at.

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By johnhemming
18th Jan 2020 14:44

I haven't tried it yet. There is a chance that it will now do all the javascript things right and hence people won't have to use Chrome or Firefox. Firefox is having some problems anyway as a result of reducing market share. (Their money mainly comes from partnering with search companies - such as Google, but that depends upon their market share).

I use Browserstack for testing non standard browsers (and for automated testing) and having just logged on they seem to have version 79 of new edge available for all sorts of operating systems (including Mojave apple)

Its a bit odd to start with version 79, but that is probably because Chrome is also Version 79.

Chromium also has a version 79, but also a version 81.

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By sarah douglas
18th Jan 2020 15:49

Hi John

I did read about Version 79. I am not sure why that is but you might be interested in some of the thoughts and quite interesting. Obviously the full program has now been released.

https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/welcome/update?channel=beta&v...

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By johnhemming
18th Jan 2020 18:00

I would assume they are using 79 because it is based upon the Chromium open source.

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By dgilmour51
23rd Jan 2020 11:15

The marginal cost of Microsoft Office/365 is debatable.
How many people use more that, say, 20% of the capabilities of, for example, Word?
Why have Edge when its Chrome in drag?
99% of Office functionality is available for free.
We are currently moving to Linux Mint, Chrome and Libre Office - and its so far [10 months in] just fine.
Currently they're dual-boot, but I rekon in 6 months our MS overhead will be zilch.

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By C.Y.Nical
23rd Jan 2020 11:37

May I ask what hardware you chose when you started running on Linux?
BTW I agree Mint is the most sensible choice at the moment.

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By dgilmour51
23rd Jan 2020 15:33

I started by shoving it on to an old laptop [Dell M6500] when I upgraded.
Spent some time playing about and getting confident/happy.
In parallel got the Bash Shell going in W10 [XServer as GUI, LDXE as desktop] also to play around.
Only issues are some larger VBA macros - much Googling to retune to Libre Basic. Converted these over time using Libre Office within W10.
I originally thought it would be really hard, but anybody with a firing neuron can do it.
If I did it again I'd load the Mint in a VM in W10 till I was happy.

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By C.Y.Nical
23rd Jan 2020 17:41

Thanks. I too have been experimenting on an old machine. Building up courage to finally end my Microsoft habit but have not yet been able to decide how to choose new hardware.

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By carnmores
23rd Jan 2020 18:57

i am too old for all this frigging around ;-) i will stick with Windows as have used it since the first iteration and before that DOS with a Commodore . i see no need to put myself thru the wringer but salute those brave soles who wish to

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By craig__2k4
23rd Jan 2020 15:14

I'd love to know the most searched subject in Bing. I bet it's Google.

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