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Posted by:

Curt
11 May 2015

Have been using the new Edge and so far I do like it for speed. Once my go to password manager works with it I will be using it full time.

Posted by:

dick
11 May 2015

If I decide to install/free upgrade to Win10; will I lose my existing data on my system; My Documents, My Pictures, etc. thanks

Posted by:

Howard Bretman
11 May 2015

I use the lifetime paid for version of Roboforms 6 which works well with IE11. Will it work with Edge?

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
11 May 2015

WOW ... Finally, something really encouraging, from a Microsoft's browser!!!

Edge sounds very interesting. I left IE, a long time ago and at one time, I would never use anything, but, IE! I do wish that Microsoft eliminated Bing ... I just do NOT like Bing, at all. Never have, either. I personally, like the interface of Google or Duck Duck Go. I just guess, that I have gotten so use, to both of those, that anything else, seems "foreign", to me.

I read, in one of your earlier articles Bob ... That Windows 10 would be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 ... I am still leery of that free upgrade. I am so afraid, that the free upgrade, is a precursor, to yearly subscriptions. Subscriptions seems to be the "way to go", these days. Look MS Office can now, be done with an annual subscription. I personally, like having my own CD or DVD in my drawers, for when there is trouble. Yet, it might be simpler, to have things on a "cloud", where problems may be solve quicker and easier.

I am still on the fence, about the free upgrade to Windows 10. Must admit, Windows 10 does have me excited. I have been reading great reviews, by the geeks, who are previewing Windows 10. There may be a few negatives, but, over all, the reports are very positive to glowing.

Posted by:

Emil
11 May 2015

I will try it out only because IE is garbage and maybe Microsoft in the new life made something better

Posted by:

Robert Kemper
11 May 2015

I'm really looking forward to Windows 10 browser
when it becomes available this summer.

Posted by:

charles
11 May 2015

This is the kind of info I like to find. Thanks.
Charles

Posted by:

David
11 May 2015

So long as the charms bars have gone bring it on....

Posted by:

swabyw
11 May 2015

Just a comment. Sorry it is not available for Windows 7 and Win 8. IE has become a dragon, causing me to switch to firefox or Chrome. Up to last night I use it to download firefox for one of my Win 7 box, and it took about 1/2 hour to actually get up and going. Glad to hear of the left-out-of-legace-crap. It is sleepy slow on my Win 7 32 bit box. Maybe I need more memory but it is an old motherbord. Not much speed on the Win 7 64 bit box. But so-so on the win 8.1 boxes all 64 bits. Looking forward to the new browser but not Win 10 OS. After spending so much to build new boxes to make use of the Win 8 copies I bought thinking they could be used to upgrade my old boxes. Almost end up with 2 unused win 8 OS.

Posted by:

GILBERT
11 May 2015

oh very very encouraging cannot wait?

Posted by:

RandiO
12 May 2015

Microsoft Edge appears like a luxury car advertisement without any of the luxuries to go with the current shell. It should run MUCH more than "twice as fast as IE 11, and even beat the latest 64-bit versions of Firefox and Chrome." because their is not even a status bar that could be enabled. Sure, maybe in the future, it will allow me to search using google or duckduckgo but at its current release (Win10PreviewV10074) it is not about to replace any browser that have features built-in. Cortana is not even enabled or is doing a grand job of hiding behind the 'edge' of the curtain!

Posted by:

Jay
12 May 2015

....and I thot that the Rapture would antecede any useful, likeable product from MS. In a world saturated with not bad, but terrible news, this is truly refreshing. I will have to try it.(Ah--choo. I think I'm catching a code.)

Posted by:

Bob Deloyd
12 May 2015

Microsoft will find a way to bloat it and slow it down I am betting. Or maybe they have learned a thing or two from Vista and Win8......

Posted by:

Dennis
12 May 2015

Bob, help me understand. I've read your articles for decades, followed your advice often and I'm happy for everyone looking for a new and different browser. But I think I speak for many older computer users when I say that most of us are not looking to be "Edgy".

We're not unhappy with Firefox or Chrome. Yes, I'm sure many of us abandoned IE just like everyone else because Windows XP doesn't support the newer versions. (Yes, many of us still use XP.) Now, our beloved Windows 7 is considered close to being obsolete. Windows 8 just plain sucks. We're not using "abc123" as a password. We use free AVs and our computers rarely get infected or hijacked.

So, with everything working reasonably well, WHY would we want to upgrade to something that supports Edge? Are we facing dangerous levels of risk because we don't?

EDITOR'S NOTE: There's no reason you can't continue using Windows 7 until 2020. But if you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10, with minimal learning curve, I think you'd be silly not to go for it.

Posted by:

Mark
19 May 2015

I have been using spartan (edge) for over six weeks along with chrome an IE on the latest win 10 build (currently 10074), my experience is edge is very unreliable and slow. Chrome is the best, although for me IE is very good too.

Posted by:

Mark
20 May 2015

Update:

Updated to win 10 build 10122 today. Spartan (edge) much improved on my system.

Posted by:

Angie
27 May 2015

I like Internet Explorer11 and I'm sure I will love the new Edge browser!! I can't wait to try it once Windows 10 becomes officially available for download..

Posted by:

Mark
28 May 2015

2nd update:

Updated to win 10 build 10125. easily the best build, and edge is getting better, but for me chrome still the best and IE very good too.

Posted by:

Eibenschotte
07 Jun 2015

Now, if they can fix Windows,(i.e. "Windows can't find...", "needs to know what program....", etc.) I might regain faith in PCs.

Posted by:

Salty
12 Aug 2015

Where is the "help" or any documentation for edge?
How can I launch a new edge window (or even a tab) from the keyboard (equivalent of Alt+f - n, in IE)?

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