Monday, April 6th 2020

Microsoft Edge Now 2nd Most Popular Web-Browser

Microsoft's latest Edge browser based on the open-source Chromium browser is now the 2nd most popular browser in the world. Having launched just three months ago, it already has increased its userbase around the world to become more popular than even some long-lasting alternatives such as Mozilla Firefox, which is now the 3rd most popular option, showing that Firefox's userbase is decreasing in favor of the new Edge browser by Microsoft. The number one is still Google's Chrome which owns the majority of users at 68.5%, while Edge is at 7.59%. Firefox is present with a 7.19% market share, placing it just below Edge. It is impressive to see a new browser gain big userbase in such a short time, as alternative browsers often take years to gain even 2% of the market. You can check out the whole browser market share chart below.
Microsoft Edge Browser Browser Market Share
Source: TweakTown
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72 Comments on Microsoft Edge Now 2nd Most Popular Web-Browser

#1
Italia1
I like new Edge, seems like Chrome
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#2
ilyon
Switched on Edge, dumped all others. Works perfectly.
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#4
Dave65
Edge is just Chrome in a snow suit. Firefox is much safer!
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#5
ARF
ilyon
Switched on Edge, dumped all others. Works perfectly.
I can confirm. Edge is currently the Top Browser available for the users.
If they don't want to be screwed, just use Edge..
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#6
Melvis
Because most normal noob users still thinks its internet explorer / The Internet button......
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#7
DeathtoGnomes
if Waterfox, or any other browser really, shipped as the default browser in Windows, I'd bet it would be just as popular.

This is not newsworthy, its propaganda.
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#8
ARF
DeathtoGnomes
if Waterfox, or any other browser really, shipped as the default browser in Windows, I'd bet it would be just as popular.

This is not newsworthy, its propaganda.
Edge is very good. Use it.
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#9
DeathtoGnomes
ARF
Edge is very good. Use it.
Waterfox is better. Use it.

Firefox is better. Use it.

<insert more quips>
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#10
delshay
I have both the official & Beta version installed on Win 7. I did encounter a bug a few months back, but it's gone now with the latest updates.
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#11
TheDeeGee
blobster21
no plugins = no edge
Edge supports extensions since the Dev Builds.

I been using the same ones i had on Chrome for like 9 months now.
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#12
JAB Creations
As a web developer Microsoft selling out to Google was about as lame as Microsoft can get. I need different engines, they got rid of an engine.

Chrome monopoly works by herd mentality. If you can't think for yourself then you're part of the problem.
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#13
kenkickr
That's great but I'll still stick to using Brave.
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#14
john_
Sad for the Firefox percentage. It deserves double digit.
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Melvis
Because most normal noob users still thinks its internet explorer / The Internet button......
DeathtoGnomes
if Waterfox, or any other browser really, shipped as the default browser in Windows, I'd bet it would be just as popular.

This is not newsworthy, its propaganda.
If this was true it would always have been this popular and nothing would have changed with the Chromium switch.
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#16
EarthDog
I believe this....
Melvis
Because most normal noob users still thinks its internet explorer / The Internet button......
...over this declaration..lol.
I can confirm. Edge is currently the Top Browser available for the users.
If they don't want to be screwed, just use Edge..
I certainly think it has improved, but overall, from my limited experiences, FF and Chrome yield a better experience for my uses.
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#18
Flanker
Meh, Chromium edge is good enough.
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#19
ARF
EarthDog
I certainly think it has improved, but overall, from my limited experiences, FF and Chrome yield a better experience for my uses.
Edge works with and responds actively to your Radeon Settings, Radeon Image Sharpening produces unrivaled image clarity in Edge!
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#20
EarthDog
ARF
Edge works with and responds actively to your Radeon Settings, Radeon Image Sharpening produces unrivaled image clarity in Edge!
That is of zero relevance for me... an nvidia user. I also prefer not to have things like that integrated into my browser. No thanks....
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#21
Vayra86
ARF
Edge is very good. Use it.
Edge is good. But it lacks plugins and the effectiveness of its private browsing features leaves much to be desired.

Firefox on the other hand also has its bugs, but its never a dealbreaker. Its also not the fastest most zippy browser, but again, it offers a degree of control other browsers really can't approach, at least not without doing all sorts of advanced user stuff with them.
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#22
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EarthDog
That is of zero relevance for me... an nvidia user. I also prefer not to have things like that integrated into my browser. No thanks....
You are always free to continue using the blurry, buggy and messy Chome! :laugh:
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#23
EarthDog
ARF
You are always free to continue using the blurry, buggy and messy Chome! :laugh:
Lol, whatever man... whatever. Gimmicks on gimmicks FTMFL.
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#24
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EarthDog
Lol, whatever man... whatever. Gimmicks on gimmicks FTMFL.
What lol Chrome always crashes in Facebook and its scrolling experience is laggy and terrible as hell.
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#25
EarthDog
ARF
What lol Chrome always crashes in Facebook and its scrolling experience is laggy and terrible as hell.
Not for me.

Move along, Alf. I dont want to debate this with you. It's a preference, plain and simple.
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