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What even is the point of edge?


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#1 jarlmaster47

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

Edge sucks. Plain and simple. It did when it first came out, it still does in it's latest iteration. Approximately 3 percent of Windows users use Edge.... That's beyond pathetic. So why does Microsoft even bother having engineers work on Edge? It seems like a waste of time, effort, and money. Those engineers are better off working on other parts of the OS. During first boot (OOBE), allow the user to choose Chrome or Firefox as their browser.



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:34 PM

I certainly can't disagree with your opinion of MS-Edge.   It was grossly not ready for prime time when Windows 10, and it, made its debut in July 2015 and not enough has changed since then to impress or entice me in any way.  I honestly don't know why MS doesn't just abandon an in-house/in-OS web browser.  It's clearly not been their strength for a very long time now.

 

My only use for Edge is when I need a "naked browser," that is, one with no add-ons of any sort, which happens once in a very great while.  


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

I certainly can't disagree with your opinion of MS-Edge.   It was grossly not ready for prime time when Windows 10, and it, made its debut in July 2015 and not enough has changed since then to impress or entice me in any way.  I honestly don't know why MS doesn't just abandon an in-house/in-OS web browser.  It's clearly not been their strength for a very long time now.

 

My only use for Edge is when I need a "naked browser," that is, one with no add-ons of any sort, which happens once in a very great while.  

You said it. Competing in a market where you're being absolutely obliterated is just bad business. Even IE 11 has a bigger market share than edge at 9 percent! (as of last year). I mention this on the feedback hub every once in a while, questioning why Microsoft is working on Edge and imploring them to give up and focus elsewhere. Doubt they'll listen. 



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

Wow you think M$ would have made a better browser by now. They should just have a built-in browser installer for the major browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Brave, etc). Although I don't have Windows 10 yet but I've heard every time you update Win 10 it sets Edge as the default browser, thats very anti consumer M$ should respect what browser you have as the default and not force Edge down your throat.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

Although I don't have Windows 10 yet but I've heard every time you update Win 10 it sets Edge as the default browser, thats very anti consumer M$ should respect what browser you have as the default and not force Edge down your throat.

 

Believe, generously, about 1% of the negative information of the sort recounted here with regard to Windows 10.   I have never had Edge as my default since resetting to Firefox or Chrome on every Windows 10 machine I own on the first day I own it.  I think it may have reset back once and that was at either the 1511 or 1607 feature update.    There have been howls of complaint about Windows 10 feature updates not retaining user choices, and for those of us who've been dealing with Win10 since its introduction it's clear that this is being addressed (as it should be - if you give the user a choice and they make it, even if you need to switch it to something else for the duration of applying an update, it's a simple matter to switch it back to the user choice as the last step of an update).


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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