- Apr 24, 2016
There you go, my first test drive with Edge proper on a desktop, with some real usage and not just for-review impressions. Well, it took Microsoft only about 15 years to remedy the Internet Explorer 6.0 fiasco. Not bad. I like the illusion of having choice, and Edge could be a reasonable secondary browser. At the moment, I am inclined to say that I find it more suitable to my needs than Chrome. It's got cleaner settings navigation, it feels a tad sprightlier, it hides fewer things, and it would seem it also chomps through fewer resources for common tasks. Privacy wise, I don't know just yet, but hey!
And so I intend to play with this browser for a while to see what gives. Perhaps in three or four months, it will be a permanent fixture on my panels and task bars and whatnot - wherever it is you pin your icon shortcuts and such. I might even allow this browser to run on my Windows machines. The old version was totally useless, but this one actually seems to have some decent merit. On that mildly optimistic note, we're done for today.
Review of Microsoft Edge, A Chromium-based browser, tested on Linux as a potential secondary browser, covering installation and setup, New Tab page layout, settings and configurations, telemetry, privacy tweaks, ease of use, address bar and URLs, HD desktop scaling, media playback...