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Daryl
22 Jun 2020

I have been using this for a while now. Works great for my simple browsing functions. So glad to be free of Google.

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John S
22 Jun 2020

On my Apple computer, I do utilize Win10-1909 (Pro) simply because I have a genealogy program that is not compatible with Safari. My browser of choice on said Win10-1909 is Firefox. Does your article infer that I am now going to have Edge installed whether I want it or not? If it does get installed, how do I eliminate it?

I also utilize a 10 year old laptop, also with Win10-1909 (Pro); will I have the same issues?

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BobD
22 Jun 2020

Windows are supposed to have frames.
What fathead came up with frameless windows? Is that one of the Apple idiocies?
When I run junk code like Google Chrome, I burst into flames looking for the edges of the window.

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John Anderson
22 Jun 2020

Bob, thanks for this article, and for all the help you provide for us!

For me, Chrome has gotten more and more intrusive. A year or so ago I had a serious problem with vigorous proliferation of bookmarks (and still am not comfortable with the way they work). Searches seem strongly directed toward some companies and organizations. So about a month ago I downloaded the new Edge and switched activity to it. I also switched my search engine to DuckDuckGo. Edge gives me less strident advertising (some ads never quite load!) and DuckDuckGo gives me cleaner searches. I'm already a convert!

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Dave Moran
22 Jun 2020

It actually works, luckily they don't remove IE as some of our internal programs require it. It does
function and seems a bit faster than Chrome likely it is not opening a separate instance for each tab as Chrome does so a site will only crash a single tab. I am expect that they, MS, is still mining all of your info for sale to the highest bidder as Google does.

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Dan
22 Jun 2020

I was appalled to discover yesterday morning that my computer had rebooted overnight without warning, closing down (though not damaging) all the open files and tabs I had been working on - and displaying the new Edge splash screen. The @#$^&*! splash screen could not be closed or minimized or moved or avoided in any way; I was forced to at least start the process to get it off my workspace.

Unprintable epithets aimed at MS for their ham-handed treatment of Windows 10 victims. (Er, customers.) I immediately made sure Edge hadn't been set as the default over my customary Firefox, and then wasted twenty minutes getting my workspace back to where it had been.

It will be a cold day in hades before I use this foistware. Linux is looking better all the time.

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colton babcock
22 Jun 2020

I'm staying with Chrome for email, switching to Edge for general browsing. Chrome has me waiting too long for some pages to load, waiting for ads, I suppose. I wanted to use Brave, but I got too many black screens, even after uninstalling and reinstalling several times. If it ever gets fixed, that is, if it was Brave's problem, not mine, and just a coincidence that I was using Brave at the time, I'll probably go back.

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Bill
22 Jun 2020

With a Windows 10 update came a new Edge browser (version 81). I like it as it appears to be faster. I also use Firefox and Chrome. (The old Edge browser was one of the worse browsers I've ever used. The favorites was next to impossible. The new one sports a new icon.) I have not yet tested it for compatibility with all the sites I use. (Some sites were not compatible with Chrome.)

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Stuart Berg
22 Jun 2020

I've had both, Edge and Chrome, since last year and I like them both. HOWEVER, I like the Brave browser (https://brave.com/) even more. Here's why:
1. It's Chromium based like Edge and Chrome which means it can use all the Chrome extensions.
2. It is private. Unlike Edge and Chrome, it does NOT sell your browsing information to other companies or use it for advertising purposes.
3. It has a built-in (Brave Shields) capability that stops cross-site trackers and does a great job ad-blocking.

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Ernest N. Wilcox Jr.
22 Jun 2020

I have been using the chrome-based Edge since it went into development (and the test releases were initially released to a 'Microsoft Edge Insisers group'. I liked it better than the original Edge then, and IMHO, it has steadily improved ever since. I do not know if it makes any difference who gets m Web Browsing Data (Google or Microsoft), but I like the idea that I have a bit more control over just how much info Microsoft gets in my privacy settings when using the 'new' Edge. If you currently use the original Edge, I strongly urge you to take a look at the 'new' Edge (and make the switch) because it looks and works better. If you use Google's Chrome (on Windows10), I strongly suggest that you consider switching too, because Edge gives you a bit more control over your privacy settings and I believe that Google thinks privacy is fine, as long as you do not hide your info from them. In the interest of full disclosure, I do not like the idea that Google is so dominant in the Internet search arena. My2Cents, Ernie

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hifi5000
22 Jun 2020

I don't like surprises on my computer at all.A OS that changes my browser without my permission is not wanted.I am sure some people will lose work items because of this.

Posted by:

F Lee Dodd
22 Jun 2020

About 2 weeks ago happened just about the way you explained. Except there was an error on when they tried to install EDGE. Error msg and below said On Our Side try restart if it doesn't work wait an hour or so then try again. I did a restart in about 30 mins up and I tried it out. I never liked EDGE only had it as a last resort browser. Had a hard time getting my default browser back to Firefox had to play around for about 20 mins, but got it.

Posted by:

Nezzar
22 Jun 2020

Thanks for the info, Bob. I am sticking with Google Chrome.

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Linda
22 Jun 2020

I hate Google, Microsoft Edge, . . . . In my opinion, those monopolies need to be broken up. Very anti-American and working to rig our presidential election. Their goal is to rule the world. I believe those lunatics who work for Big Tech companies are dangerous. I use duckduckgo. Unfortunately, I'm stuck with Google in most instances. I've also placed masking tape over the little webcam above my laptop screen. I'm sick of those maniacs spying on me!

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Ted
22 Jun 2020

Just a quick comment - I REALLY dislike both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. I've been a Firefox user ever since it first came out, and that's the only web browser I'll use now. It would be nice if we could just uninstall Edge and anything Google related, for that matter. My cell phone is an Android phone, so of course, everything on it is from Google.

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Ducklady
22 Jun 2020

I had the same nasty surprise with the immobile Edge spash screen. That ensures they'll be wearing anoraks in hell before I will ever open that browser. I tried to uninstall it but of course I couldn't.

I've always used Firefox, switeched to Chrome a couple of years ago, switched back to FF about a year ago. That's it. I'm done unless FF does something weird. Once in a while I find a site that requires Chrome so I use it for that. Any site that requires Edge I don't need to see.

Posted by:

Lene
22 Jun 2020

"t my bookmarks toolbar and all my Chrome extensions were imported to Edge. Other items imported from Chrome to Edge include saved passwords, payment methods." Wow. Just... wow. Yes, that's convenient if I CHOOSE Edge, but doing it without my consent? This is why MS makes me mad.

Posted by:

Don Potts
22 Jun 2020

I intensely resent anyone putting things in or on my computer without first asking permission. That's why I never use Bing. And, in spite of your plaudits, I don't plan to use the the new Edge.

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Tony
22 Jun 2020

I use Firefox generally. But, would sometimes switch to Google Chrome or Chromium to play on demand videos from CBS all access. I tried the new edge and it seems even more stable. I am hoping this making things that work is a new trend for Microsoft. If they spent more energy on making great products they would not have to constantly try to shove the bad ones on us.

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Jim S
22 Jun 2020

I have been using Edge for many years. The new Edge has several improvements, and my online bridge program is not buggy any more. On the other hand, I have at least one website that won't open now with Edge; I have to use Firefox. In addition, I still haven't figured out how to get Edge to open a new tab with my home page; neither old nor new versions have let me do that.

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