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 Post subject: Microsoft Edge
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Scott, what do you think of the Microsoft Edge browser?. A couple pages I go to seemed slow, so I tried using Firefox and they load just as slow. With Microsoft Edge though those pages load eons faster. I normally use Chrome.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Edge
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:06 pm 
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I normally use and recommend Firefox and Chrome. They work so well for me and Microsoft has had such a terrible history with IE that I haven't really felt the need to even give Edge a shot: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing ... i-vs-edge/


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Edge
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:31 pm 
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I'm starting to like firefox. The latest update seems to have helped it become faster than Edge. So for now I'm gonna switch to it for the default browser.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Edge
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:21 pm 
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I'm having a problem with firefox now though. When I open a new tab and start typing in the address bar nothing shows up on the screen for a few seconds. It pauses for some reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Edge
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:12 am 
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I am using and recommending Chrome more and more these days. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Edge
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:46 pm 
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So I gave up on firefox. Too many problems with it. Chrome hogs resources and seems to have a lot of issues. I'm trying out Opera right now and it seems use a bit less ram than Chrome, but still seems like a lot to me. However so far I like it better than Chrome. Microsoft Edge still seems to be the fastest and lightest on resources but no support on any machine that doesn't run Windows 10. Opera does seem to be much faster than Chrome also. At least by my perception.

Article, Opera is definitely faster and uses less resources.

I mean I could load up every PC I use with all the ram it could handle, but for some reason ram prices have more than doubled since last year. That's besides the point though. Just because people have more powerful pcs these days shouldn't be an excuse for programmers to write programs that use more resources than necessary. Scott, if they use that for an excuse as if to "take advantage today's more powerful pcs" than essentially we never "catch up" with ourselves and always have to push the envelope and pay for as much ram and as powerful a processor as we can afford.

The whole point of an OS is to run applications but there has to be some sort of "in-between" between taking advantage of more powerful hardware and using less resources making most pcs more efficient.


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