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I have to admit, it's fast. Like really fast! I'd say that it's faster than Google Chrome itself. I'm posting this thread/topic with the new Microsoft (Chrome) Edge and I've been browsing a bit with it and despite it being a rather early beta version it's pretty solid.

One can grab a copy of it and test it here.
 

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Just installed it to try. :lovetpu:
 
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Wow, I'm really diggin' the UI on that. Which is something Chrome ruined for me with their last Material Design refresh. If it works well and has uBlock Origin I might just make this my default browser.
 
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Yall should Def. try our Night-Eye and course Adblock :slap:

Also this Browser for now.... works with Windows 7
 
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Wow, I'm really diggin' the UI on that. Which is something Chrome ruined for me with their last Material Design refresh. If it works well and has uBlock Origin I might just make this my default browser.

yep if it supports ublock origin i will use it. if not i won't use it. that simple.
 
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There are some issues with full screen YouTube video playback though.
 
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And when will be integrated in win 10 updates with concurrent edge ditching?
 

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Is there any dark theme for this at all?

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Is there any dark theme for this at all?

:lovetpu:
If it doesn't have it already (it's only in beta, so probably not a priority) it will soon, probably before or soon after it ships. Dark mode is now a thing in Windows and current Edge has it for a long time now.
 
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I don't understand why/how MajorGeeks has this. What is the version of that Edge? Go to "Settings and more" (the 3 dots in the upper right) > Settings then scroll down and look under "About this app".

It should say something like:
Microsoft edge 44.18362.1.1​
Microsoft EdgeHTML 18.18362​
 

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I don't understand why/how MajorGeeks has this. What is the version of that Edge? Go to "Settings and more" (the 3 dots in the upper right) > Settings then scroll down and look under "About this app".

It should say something like:
Microsoft edge 44.18362.1.1​
Microsoft EdgeHTML 18.18362​

My Version is this-
 
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Okay, now I understand. Thanks tigger.

MG scarfed it from the Microsoft Edge beta site. I would recommend getting it from there to ensure you get the latest version and information about it from the horse's mouth. No need for a middleman.
 
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And when will be integrated in win 10 updates with concurrent edge ditching?
After all these beta testers sort it out for us :laugh:
 
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Not really excited for a another Chromium browser. I have tried this build, and I just find myself asking why not just use Chrome?
 
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Ummmm....because Chrome sucks?

Sent from my Android smartphone using the default Chrome browser. :p

Seriously though. I can't stand Chrome on any of my PCs. It's about as difficult and/or non-intuitive to use as it could possibly be(like they tried to make it that way on purpose). All mobile browsers suck though. So why bother with anything other than whatever's installed by default? I did try Edge on this phone for a minute. Wasn't any better, or any worse. Same amount of suckitude. There's only so much you can do. And it's never enough on a mobile device.
 
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Not much of a difference between the two. Basically MS giving up on trying to carve out browser market share and reallocating resources.

Would rather just use Firefox then switch to Chrome, ugh, Edge.
 
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Ummmm....because Chrome sucks?

Sent from my Android smartphone using the default Chrome browser. :p

Seriously though. I can't stand Chrome on any of my PCs. It's about as difficult and/or non-intuitive to use as it could possibly be(like they tried to make it that way on purpose). All mobile browsers suck though. So why bother with anything other than whatever's installed by default? I did try Edge on this phone for a minute. Wasn't any better, or any worse. Same amount of suckitude. There's only so much you can do. And it's never enough on a mobile device.
I just moved to Vivaldi, which, yes, is Chrome.

But it's pretty Chrome.
 
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Chrome is botnet Chrome.
Vivaldi is pretty Chrome.
Opera is Chrome+.
Edge is fast Chrome.
Brave is privacy Chrome.
Chromium is base Chrome.

Firefox is Firefox.

The least we need is a monopoly of web rendering engines.
 
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There are some issues with full screen YouTube video playback though.
Funny, since Youtube issues were one of the reasons why Microsoft decided to ditch Edge development and make their own Chromium variant.

And when will be integrated in win 10 updates with concurrent edge ditching?
After all these beta testers sort it out for us :laugh:
It's unlikely that it will happen in time for the late 2019 update, and at least for current Skip Ahead builds (for the early 2020 update), Edge remains untouched.
 
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Chrome is botnet Chrome.
Vivaldi is pretty Chrome.
Opera is Chrome+.
Edge is fast Chrome.
Brave is privacy Chrome.
Chromium is base Chrome.

Firefox is Firefox.

The least we need is a monopoly of web rendering engines.

Ooh come on so many people trust Google as the next lemming in line.

Yeah wont be trying it, if they made some thing them self's maybe but, no thanks.
 
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And Pale Moon (my default) is a forked Firefox. Just because a browser has roots in another, that does not mean they are essentially the same. The fact is, in most cases, it is taking something good and making it better. That is what MS is doing with Edge.
Yeah wont be trying it, if they made some thing them self's maybe but, no thanks.
Claiming you won't even try it is letting your prejudices and biases cloud your judgement, and rule your life. Sorry, but it is like a kid refusing to even try "toads in a hole" because it "sounds" yucky. Oh well, more for me! :)

Chromium is an open-source browser project. It is not Chrome in a similar way Pale Moon is not Firefox, and how LibreOffice is not OpenOffice.

It should also be noted that many Microsoft products were originally conceived and developed by another company first and then Microsoft scarfed them up and developed it into what it eventually became - and not to stifle competition, but because they recognized the potential of the product. I see nothing wrong with that.

Surely, the MS execs blew it - again :( - by pushing out what clearly was a half-baked, unfinished, not-ready-for-prime-time Edge with W10. That was not the choice of the developers! But the execs wanted something to replace IE. IMO, they should have left out Edge until it was ready. But I don't run Microsoft.

IE was actually my preferred browser but it seems clear to me Microsoft scaled back maintenance as it became less and less stable and reliable after W10/Edge came out - I assume in MS's misguided attempt to push users towards Edge. But since Edge clearly was not ready, I switched to Pale Moon as my primary and, IMO, it is the best browser out there - but it too is not perfect. I have tried them all and have yet to find the perfect browser.

I am NOT saying Edge will become my default browser. But I sure will give it an unbiased try.
 
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Chrome is botnet Chrome.
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Chromium is base Chrome.

Firefox is Firefox.

The least we need is a monopoly of web rendering engines.
A monopoly that obtains profits from their user base via data collection for advertising.
 
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