Ramblings of an old Doc
Or, you can wait a bit longer
Published on January 20, 2020 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

The new Edge is here, promising more extensions and a far better search engine, based on Chromium, the same engine powering Google's Chrome browser. This makes it more compatible with websites other, less popular browsers have problems with. 

This also means that after granting Edge permission, it can use Chrome extensions from the Google Playstore, which has far more than Microsoft's. 

Downloading and installing are explained in the linked article, above. You don't have to uninstall the old Edge which is based on MS's engine. 

Over the next weeks and months, MS will be pushing the new Edge. You can wait, and it might even be better to do so as just now it probably still has bugs, but if you like being on the bleeding edge, so to speak, go for it!

 

New Chromium based Edge download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge


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on Jan 20, 2020

Been using the beta version for a month now and pleased with the performance and ability to use Google Chrome extensions. Most likely will use this and drop Google Chrome.

Thanks for posting, Seth.

on Jan 20, 2020

Actually, I'm about to download it to try it out. Both you and I.D.'s comment gave me the impetus.

on Jan 20, 2020

I'm trying it out now 

on Jan 20, 2020

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.

on Jan 20, 2020

Frogboy

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.

 

I am doing the same Brad.

 

Just wish it was skinnable.

on Jan 20, 2020

Tried it ...... Switching   

on Jan 20, 2020

I've been using it for a year now, and love it.     

on Jan 20, 2020

Glad this helped...

This might also interest you all... https://techwiser.com/best-microsoft-edge-extensions-inspired-from-chrome/

on Jan 20, 2020

I've been using the Insider versions for a while and have liked it. I got rid of Chrome.

 

on Jan 20, 2020

Been using it since Don hooked me up sometime last year. Got an email from MS a few days ago notifying me of the release.  Good post, Seth!

on Jan 20, 2020

Save a system restore point before you install this. It wrote over MS Edge and wipe out all my favorites. My last restore point was 5 days ago and I lost everything I did. 

on Jan 20, 2020

Frogboy

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.

Might just be doing the same....on Win 7 ....

on Jan 20, 2020

DrJBHL

Glad this helped...

This might also interest you all... https://techwiser.com/best-microsoft-edge-extensions-inspired-from-chrome/

 

Thanks for that Doc, I got my 2 extensions back now.

on Jan 20, 2020

Hmmm, I might just have to give this a try, not because I'm sick of Firefox or anything, but because it could come in quite handy as an alternative when Firefox doesn't like a site for whatever reason.  It doesn't happen a lot, but there have been some instances and I resorted to that dreaded Internet Explorer, so thanks for the heads up, Doc.

on Jan 20, 2020



Quoting Frogboy,

I am shocked to hear myself say this but I have switched from Chrome to Edge.



Might just be doing the same....on Win 7 ....

 

This just arrived in my notifications...

https://www.ghacks.net/category/internet-explorer-browsing/

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