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Anybody tried the new MS Edge?

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I've briefly experienced Edge while installing and configuring a NOS Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 which has Windows 10 Enterprise pre-installed. It seems much as IE11 or later (if there is such a thing). I use FireFox 72 as my browser of choice, purely for the anti-tracking and tab & password synch feature, as I have multiple laptops and tower systems in use.
 

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I've briefly experienced Edge while installing and configuring a NOS Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 which has Windows 10 Enterprise pre-installed. It seems much as IE11 or later (if there is such a thing). I use FireFox 72 as my browser of choice, purely for the anti-tracking and tab & password synch feature, as I have multiple laptops and tower systems in use.

The Chromium based Edge wouldn't be in an OEM image on an M81.
 

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It's the Chromium Edge browser and it's not just for Windows 10 any more. It runs on Windows 7 and 8 as well. I've been using it on 7 and it seems quite good and fast. I normally use Chrome but this has me thinking. I'm going to use it for a while and see how it compares (to Chrome) but so far it passes the sniff test.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/19/18692033/microsoft-chromium-edge-windows-7-8-available-download

Not only have I used it; I've deployed the enterprise preview through my institution so its available to 60 employees and no complaints. It also gives me an opportunity to provide feedback and I feel the Insider team is more open to acting on feedback than Google would be.
 

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I've briefly experienced Edge while installing and configuring a NOS Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 which has Windows 10 Enterprise pre-installed. It seems much as IE11 or later (if there is such a thing). I use FireFox 72 as my browser of choice, purely for the anti-tracking and tab & password synch feature, as I have multiple laptops and tower systems in use.

The Chromium based Edge wouldn't be in an OEM image on an M81.
What he said.

It's a Chrome clone; nothing like IE.

It hasn't even reached general distribution yet! :)
 

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I have been using it on my main machine (Win7) for a while now since Firefox seems to hog more resources. Pretty sure I had posted a thread about it when MS started releasing it as a test (Canary version updated weekly).
 

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I have been using it on my main machine (Win7) for a while now since Firefox seems to hog more resources.

Firefox has had severe problems with memory leaks for years, I had to finally abandon it because I got tired of single tabs eating up 4+ GB of memory if left open for more than a few hours.
 

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Firefox has had severe problems with memory leaks for years, I had to finally abandon it because I got tired of single tabs eating up 4+ GB of memory if left open for more than a few hours.

I really appreciate that I can have 200+ tabs open in Chrome for over a week and performance doesn't suffer much. If the new Edge can't do this I think I'll need to keep using Chrome.
 

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I have been using it on my main machine (Win7) for a while now since Firefox seems to hog more resources. Pretty sure I had posted a thread about it when MS started releasing it as a test (Canary version updated weekly).

Canary is the version I use on my computers and Dev is the version in production machines.
 
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