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Edge IS the Quicker!


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#1 Drew1903

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:58 PM

Ok, this is admittedly not based on any fancy controlled lab testing, not exotic measuring gear used, no Swiss timers.... just my hands-on observations & my eyes.

I do/did the same things, in the same sites on the same hardware w/ the same Net connection & Edge does everything much more quickly & smoothly than IE. And not by a little, it's blatantly noticeable & substantial.

Not saying Edge is fine "as is" in terms of Features, functions & functionality... it does have a ways to go.  But, as far as stability and being quick, seems very promising.

And, @ least now, it's working (for me).  Won't, @ all, previously/recently.  Glad to finally be able to check into it some.  Have had high expectations & was anxious to work w/ it & whether it lived up or not.  Running physical install now, not, virtual anymore.  Whatever accounts for it, just glad to have Edge working (now) & be able to work w/ it.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:41 AM

I think it is time to set up some sort of full comparative test, using the same OS, the same hardware and the same connection in all cases someone needs to visit the same webpage (one which DOES NOT change it's content more oftne thn hourly, as this would lead to different amounts of content needing to be loaded by each browser), then clear all their temp files from the browser, then clear any other temp files with either windows' internal disk cleanup utility or with CCleaner. Then use the next browser you want to test. I would suggest trying:

Edge, with default settings.
Edge, with user's preferred settings.
IE, the latest version with default settings.
IE, the latest version with user's preferred settings.
Google Chrome, the latest version with default settings.
Google Chrome, the latest version with user's preferred settings.
Google Chrome, the latest version with plugins set to click to play.
Firefox, the latest version with default settings.
Firefox, the latest version with user's preferred settings.
Firefox, the latest version with plugins set to "ask to activate".
IE, in the metro mode if it still has one.

I would try testing them for speed of loading a particular page, if whichever setting you test first is vastly slower than the others, test this setting again at the end to eliminate the effects of any temp which weren't removed by clearing the browser history and the system temp files. Maybe try on both a media heavy (as in loads of animations and fancy graphics) and a media light (as in mostly just text and images) page And then test how long it takes each to download a file, I would go for a file of about 10 megabytes in size, the same file every time ofcourse.

It would be good if everyon just timed the same page loading in their own browser, and posted their time and browser settings, but that would be more affected by different internet speeds in the poster's location and the speed of their computer overall than it would by browser type.

Edited by rp88, 03 May 2015 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:12 AM

Can you test Windows Edge in HTML5Test.com and post the results here? You can try it with the default settings, no tweaks.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:02 PM

In the HTML5 TEST

 

 

Edge ( Spartan) build 10074  scored 390

 

Chrome scored  523

 

Firefox 37.0.2  scored  449

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:04 PM

We are still far from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Still better than Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 which scores 348 out of 555.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:34 PM

What precisely does this html5 test do? What particular things is it measuring, how do they contribute to the total score?
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:35 PM

If you go on the website you'll see by yourself. Basically, they test the browser against functionnality and features HTML5 and other browsers have, and they build up a score with the results.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:48 PM

What is that website's URL?
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:48 PM

Its the site's name, html5test.com.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:49 PM

Microsoft Edge dumps 220,000 lines of code including ActivX and VML

 

The new browser, announced in January and formally unveiled at the recent Build conference, will render separately from Internet Explorer which will still be included for compatibility purposes.

The news is bad for phone users. The idea that Windows 10 would unite the platform has been scuppered with the revelation that extensions will not be available on smaller form factors at launch and not for the foreseeable future.

In fact, extensions generally are a bit thin on the ground. Out goes ActivX control and Browser Help Objects and, as a result, there won't be any way of blocking ads at browser level.

But it does emphasise the point that Edge is not an extension of the IE legacy. This is something totally new. And for third-party developers, it's time to start again.

 

 

There goes ActivX controls. Maybe a good thing. I will still stick with Firefox or Chrome with an Adblocker.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:51 PM

It's ActiveX*, not ActivX. I wonder how they missed that. Also, no BHO? So you cannot install any plugins anymore or what?


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:58 PM

Your right on ActiveX. I was wondering about that. Yes, it means no more plugins for Edge. 

 

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We already knew that Microsoft Edge would remove much of the legacy technology that's found in Internet Explorer. Microsoft has given perhaps the fullest rundown of what's not in Edge this week. The two traditional ways of extending Internet Explorer, ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects, are both gone. This means no plugins, no toolbars, no Java, no Silverlight. It doesn't, however, mean no Flash; that's a built-in capability. PDF rendering is also built-in.

 



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:12 PM

If edge, when fully finished and in it's final form, is unable to run ad blockers then it would be putting users at significant risk of being infected by malvertising exploits. Also if users cannot install plugins to it then those who need specialist plugins for particular sites (java might be dangerous but some people can potentially need it on "ask to activate"/"click to play" settings)will not be wanting to use edge as their browser. I think that if these two things stay the same then the only people using edge will be those who use it because it came bundled in the operating system and have never heard of the alternatives.


Also does anyone know if edge will let users put flash on "ask to activate"/"click to play" settings (like chrome and FF do) because if it doen't then it will be shockingly slow as flash objects loading on any page a user visits will slow their browsing to a crawl and will eat up internet bandwidth if they have a limited "megabytes per month" connection, or cost them a fortune if they have a "£ per megabyte" connection.

Edited by rp88, 08 May 2015 - 01:12 PM.

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