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    Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    Testers of new browser say it retains the Edge feel, with Chrome extension compatibility.
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    Re: Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    Question: with all the billions that Microsoft has in R&D how is it that it cannot come up with a competitive browser or antivirus software?

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    Re: Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Question: with all the billions that Microsoft has in R&D how is it that it cannot come up with a competitive browser or antivirus software?
    Well that's the thing, they did and they have. Defender ATP is quite competitive in features and functions, it's still not as good as some of the gartner leaders but it serves a purpose.

    And they did have a competitive browser, it was first called IE and then Edge. But they couldn't be bothered fighting with google and co on proprietary browsing crapola that they have to keep fixing. So they hands up went "cba, lets make a browser that is based off chromium to use a core that will not get buggered by nasty hidden divs and stuff"

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    Re: Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Question: with all the billions that Microsoft has in R&D how is it that it cannot come up with a competitive browser or antivirus software?
    Likely because they'll get anti trust lawsuit against them again.

    To be fair though, what they have isn't half as bad as many try to make out.

    Google and chrome are now becoming the IE of the current internet with their 'custom code' so rather than try and run with their own, they're just changing the core engine of their browser to work the same. Standardised code is pointless when the browser with the largest market doesn't follow them all while 'promoting' it.

    Defender, while not the absolute best, it's more than enough for a home user with at least a small amount of common sense imo.

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    Re: Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Question: with all the billions that Microsoft has in R&D how is it that it cannot come up with a competitive browser or antivirus software?
    It's not that they can't IMO, it's that corporate requirements and management get in the way, if things were left entirely to the engineers they'd probably release some great software.

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    Re: Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    Windows Central posted a demo of the new Chromium-powered Edge via their YT channel on Saturday. Seems like a logical step given the amount of money MS must waste fixing bugs made by the Internet overlords * cough

    Probably useful for people who use Edge, but I doubt it'll increase the user base much. Users are lazy. I know I cba importing favourites and installing other browsers on all my devices to sync it all up. Meh.

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    Re: Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser leaks

    I don't know why people still hate on Defender. I have Windows 10 Pro, on 3 machines. 2 of which are 2+ years old. I have never formatted them, never had any problems. Defender seems to be doing its job well enough. The only thing that some competing products do better is more detailed policies, which may be useful for Admins.

    As for losing out to Google Chrome, MS fell asleep with its IE offering, while competitors dominated. This is true. Although I can't help but think that Chrome's continued domination is also in part, because many of the most popular websites are also created by Google (for Google). Google has very strong control over the www, I am surprised regulators have not gone after Google for this as they did with MS over a decade before.

    Just my 2 cents.

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