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Windows 10---EDGE....to use or not to use

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posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a new computer...and succumb to Windows10.
I am familiar with it since my husband got a Win10 lappy earlier this year.

I am toying with the idea of using Edge on my new computer.....mostly b/c I like using more than one browser.
I have not used a M$ browser in over 10 years.....I dislike IE sooooo much.

Is Edge any better?
Is it worth using?
Safe?
Speedy?




posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 09:53 PM
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Windows 10 is about as useful, as a hairdryer is to Colin Mochrie.

I'd drop ten, and punt...

Then, I'd download the newest Ubuntu release.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I bit the bullet two years ago and upgraded to win10 and at first hated it but about a month later I learned the ways of the force. I love it and I think you will to after a few weeks maybe sooner.
As far and using Edge I would say avoid it. I am no expert but I have been told to stay away. Incompatible on many sites. I believe there was a thread last night that touched on that. I use Chrome and Firefox. Just depends on my mood. I use Firefox for online shopping and Chrome for sites like ATS.




posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 10:14 PM
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A good safe browser (with built in adblocking) is a variant on the chromium browser, Brave Browser. I was surprised it was as good as it is. I avoid edge as much as possible, even to the point I use Edge Deflector so anything windows related that spawns a browser, goes to my choice of browser and not edge by default. Coupled with Bing2Google, you get to retain some form of control.

Edge is just one of those things microsoft does, but fails, imo.

Brave works well with the chrome store also, so any extensions you have (if you have used chrome) will work, or should work with it.

brave.com...



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: madmac5150
Windows 10 is about as useful, as a hairdryer is to Colin Mochrie.

I'd drop ten, and punt...

Then, I'd download the newest Ubuntu release.



Fun tip! You can now install Ubuntu subsystem for Windows 10. And if you tweak it, you can even get the desktop.


M$ always trying.. hard.. lol



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

+1 for the Brave browser.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: gallop

I actually d/l Brave on my old win7 computer...and likely at your suggestion in another thread.
I haven't used it extensively yet, but it will definitely be one I rotate.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 10:35 PM
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I like firefox for my browser.

With Windows ten, it updates way too often. I got my preferences set now to update once a month and it is a lot better that way. It was updating three or four times a week before, I have a landline connection, only three megabytes a second, it sucked.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 10:56 PM
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I like it personally. But I also must use it at work and it's on an expensive desktop lol.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 11:32 PM
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I use it and like it.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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Don't bother getting used to using Edge, Microsoft is dumping it:

Microsoft to kill of it's Edge browser



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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I’ve tried switching to edge as my default browser.
The short of it is - don’t do it!

Just install Chrome or Opera.
You’ll thank me later.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: Admitted
Don't bother getting used to using Edge, Microsoft is dumping it:

Microsoft to kill of it's Edge browser


They’re not really dropping it, just rebuilding it around Chromium.
www.pcgamer.com... &utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 01:27 AM
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There are those of us in the know that won't have Microsoft anything......hehe



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 01:49 AM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

I can live with Edge and use it on websites that don't work on my 1st choice FF browser.



I bit the bullet two years ago and upgraded to win10 and at first hated it but about a month later I learned the ways of the force. I love it and I think you will to after a few weeks maybe sooner.


Same here, Win10 has brought 3 years of totally problem-free OS. I have all the privacy settings on GTFO and no thanks. There's no housekeeping and it does its thing in the background.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 01:52 AM
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I have seen enough things that do not work in Edge but works fine in other browsers to avoid it totally. I do not even think Microsoft:s own products work 100% on Edge.

The idea to Sandbox was nice but the execution was bad.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 02:40 AM
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I tried it out because it ended up installed on my laptop. Nope, don't like it at all. Firefox seems it has more customization, I could be wrong though, but just didn't flow with me. Guess it depends on whose using it and what they like for a browser, or extra browser(ie good for web designers to have handy, etc.). Though, as commented above already, Microsoft has other plans for continuing it. Maybe it can end up as a freeware customizable browser for those who like it.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:36 AM
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originally posted by: Admitted
Don't bother getting used to using Edge, Microsoft is dumping it:

Microsoft to kill of it's Edge browser

Strange.
Edge is still being upgraded in the Windows Insider Program
New features added with each Insider build released


edit on 12/8/18 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:37 AM
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originally posted by: Night Star
I use it and like it.

Wait until the next Windows 10 build is released
Good stuff on the way.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:38 AM
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Use it.
I do
Put Firefox on the back burner after 18 years



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