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My Windows 7 laptop added updates today and when it restarted, Microsoft Edge appeared as a browser, loading automatically. Any positive or negative things about it, apart from the fact it's Microsoft? I'm using it now just to try it out and, for the moment, it seems relatively fast.
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:21 pm
My Windows 7 laptop added updates today and when it restarted, Microsoft Edge appeared as a browser, loading automatically. Any positive or negative things about it, apart from the fact it's Microsoft? I'm using it now just to try it out and, for the moment, it seems relatively fast.
I got the dreaded black margins earlier after, I assume, it did an update. Well versed now in what to do I restarted it, and when it came back, without margins, there was an encouragement to switch to Edge. I know nothing about it, so declined. :) The laptop is on 10.

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The same for me, I'm managing ok as I am thank you.

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wilbro wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:53 pm
The same for me, I'm managing ok as I am thank you.
I'm waiting with bated breath to hear from someone who has taken the plunge. But I am happy with Firefox and always worry that any change will not be for the better.

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Re: Microsoft Edge

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Across the Atlantic they seem to like it and even acorss the river Rhine they agree. After two major problems with W10 updates (black screen, not booting, network printer disappeared) I try to keep a certain distance from Microsoft's enhancements, new feautures, less reliability approach. Still using Chrome, Firefox etc. Anything but......

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Re: Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft abandoned their own browser development and Edge is based on the same core, Chromium, as Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, and a lot of other browsers. Chromium is a free source web browser developed by Google. Google add their own separate customisations to create Chrome with advertisement tracking, etc.. From various reports, Edge is a lot faster than Chrome due to some MS enhancements. MS have incorporated Cortana.

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Re: Microsoft Edge

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:21 pm
My Windows 7 laptop added updates today and when it restarted, Microsoft Edge appeared as a browser, loading automatically. Any positive or negative things about it, apart from the fact it's Microsoft? I'm using it now just to try it out and, for the moment, it seems relatively fast.
Interesting to hear you are still receiving updates on Windows 7. I got fed up fixing the toxic updates late last year that were stuffed full of preps for update to W10 that I switched off updates before the much publicised End of Life date in January. Not a single issue has bothered me. Same setup on two home built desktops and an Asus laptop. I have installed Opera, Firefox, and Chrome. Occasionally I have had a problem with certain websites using Opera or Firefox but Chrome works without a glitch. I tend to use it mostly because of the automatic translation feature. I won't be installing another any time soon because I'm pretty sure anything Microsoft has anything to do with will be a privacy risk. 8-)
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Re: Microsoft Edge

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Edge / Credge (Chrome based Edge). As the old saying goes - "Just say No".

Stick with Firefox plus all the usual extras. My W7 systems keep nagging about updates - but nothing critical looks to be missing.

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Re: Microsoft Edge

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I'm still on W7, I think my IT friend (amazingly not a teenager) has it set for automatic updates, he has always done that before over-riding any of my preferences but it hasn't asked me for any permissions.

I use Firefox most of the time but have Chrome and IE for other forums that each have their problems on other browsers, just opened the IE and its still as it was, its not turned into Edge..............................Yet :(

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Re: Microsoft Edge

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niemeyjt wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Edge / Credge (Chrome based Edge). As the old saying goes - "Just say No".

Stick with Firefox plus all the usual extras. My W7 systems keep nagging about updates - but nothing critical looks to be missing.
Edge is based on Chromium not Chrome. Chromium is open source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_(web_browser). Chrome is the version tailored by Google to include all the additional Google advertising, etc. functionality. You can download the unadulterated Chromium from https://chromium.woolyss.com

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