1. k72's Avatar
    This is probably a dumb question, but what exactly is the advantage of Microsoft Edge versus Internet Explorer? I know it has some extra features like the reading view and drawing and sharing, but otherwise what is the difference? Should I be avoiding Internet Explorer?
    07-30-2015 05:36 PM
  2. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    Internet Explorer 11 is good and pretty fast, however I found Edge even more faster, and the new features implemented makes it more complete and comfortable than IE.
    However Edge, compared to IE, doesn't have extensions support yet. It's still in development.
    So I may suggest you to stick to Edge for speed, but for things like AdBlockers I would avoid IE and go for a different browser, I recommend Opera in this case.
    Before Windows 10 I used to use (sorry for the repetition) both Opera and IE, as Opera as main browser, and IE for secondary actions and when I needed a faster boot and loading speed.
    Now I use Edge and Opera, where Edge is my main browser.
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    07-30-2015 05:46 PM
  3. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    After installing w10 on my desktop I can say my opinion of Edge has dramatically improved. Transitioning was choppy and just generally performed very poorly on my Surface Pro 3 but has been impressive so far on the desktop. If they can bridge the gap between tablets/2-in-1s and the desktop (which I'm sure they will), Edge should shape up to be a formidable alternative to Chrome and imo is already a better option than ie on the desktop.
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    07-30-2015 06:01 PM
  4. jwinch2's Avatar
    IE has had a negative public perception for some time, so I think part of coming up with something entirely new, including a name, is a bit of a re-branding attempt for MS's browser.
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    07-30-2015 07:45 PM
  5. k72's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I have noticed it's pretty fast and a little "prettier" than IE. The one thing I have noticed is that the pinned tiles are all blue with the Edge e, while IE pinned sites are more colorful, and I can change the names on the tiles. I haven't tried Opera yet, but I may see about it. I ended up switching to IE originally (on W8) because by the time Firefox opened I could be reading my emails in IE. So many options is a good thing though.
    07-31-2015 12:28 AM
  6. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    After installing w10 on my desktop I can say my opinion of Edge has dramatically improved. Transitioning was choppy and just generally performed very poorly on my Surface Pro 3 but has been impressive so far on the desktop. If they can bridge the gap between tablets/2-in-1s and the desktop (which I'm sure they will), Edge should shape up to be a formidable alternative to Chrome and imo is already a better option than ie on the desktop.


    In my opinion Chrome shouldn't even be considered. Too slow and heavy to be a good browser.

    Cold or warm startup, loading speed, everything is so damn slow. The only pro may be the apps, but why use a browser to make an app run, when you already have a PC with a store, and plenty of emulators if you want to run android stuff.
    07-31-2015 07:17 AM
  7. jwinch2's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I have noticed it's pretty fast and a little "prettier" than IE. The one thing I have noticed is that the pinned tiles are all blue with the Edge e, while IE pinned sites are more colorful, and I can change the names on the tiles. I haven't tried Opera yet, but I may see about it. I ended up switching to IE originally (on W8) because by the time Firefox opened I could be reading my emails in IE. So many options is a good thing though.
    No worries. I like where they are going with Edge, but I think it needs some work at this point. The share function is not set up properly in my view as it will not share to social media, which is how many people use that. The cursor seems to be twitchy for me as the page jumps around when scrolling. It needs an Adblock in the worst way, and some pages, such as the one we are on, have major lag when typing. Again, I like the concept quite a bit, I just think it needs polish to make it a more finished and smoothly functioning product.
    07-31-2015 08:14 AM

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