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Old 06-18-2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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I'm a little behind the curve here, but Microsoft released to developers their early build of a Chromium-based Edge browser.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/8/18...lease-download

   
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
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Why would anyone in their right mind use a Microsoft developed browser that even with that bright and shiny chrominum skin is just IE in another guise???


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Why would anyone in their right mind use a Microsoft developed browser that even with that bright and shiny chrominum skin is just IE in another guise???
My guess is it's the other way around. Edge will be the skin and chromium will be the core of the browser.

   
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You are correct Andrew. The skin plus a bunch of other bits are Microsoft. I attended the "Insider DEV Tour" event in London on Tuesday,where they were pushing it vigoursly. I'm not changing browser now tough. Knowing Microsoft, there will be stuff going on I'm not wanting inside it. Instead of HTML they have their own version of HTML. Just like in the old days.

   
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bo: Knowing Microsoft, there will be stuff going on I'm not wanting inside it. Instead of HTML they have their own version of HTML. Just like in the old days.
So nice to know that I'm not alone in my paranoia...'-}}



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andrew: Edge will be the skin and chromium will be the core of the browser.
Yes...likely you are correct but...is not Edge just IE with a different name...'-}}



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Yes...likely you are correct but...is not Edge just IE with a different name...'-}}

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No, it's not. That's one of the reasons it's been such a bust.
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Ohhh!!! How interesting...


How is Edge different from IE?




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Ohhh!!! How interesting...

How is Edge different from IE?

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For one thing, it actually couldn't run many IE11 specific sites.

More generally, it did not ActiveX or BHO (a good thing, but it did break compatibility). Bottom line is that it had nothing to offer anyone. Although it officially supported extensions, there just were not many useful ones.

The issue of extensions just blows me away - this is something that MS should have seen coming miles away. The whole ecosystem thing has come up so often that it's shocking that they didn't plan for it better.
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kayza: For one thing, it actually couldn't run many IE11 specific sites.
Why am I not all that surprised by that and must have pissed a lot of people off. I didn't know that there were IE extensions--I use mostly PaleMoon and (pre-quantum-crap) Firefox.


Are there still a lot of sites that require IE? I (sort of) understood why sites might be created to work best/exclusively with IE and fortunately, I've only had to use one of two of them--I took a shower afterwards...'-}}--but are the IE-onlyl sites more leftover sorts or are people still creating IE-only?


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