Microsoft’s New Browser Edge and the Death of Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s New Browser Edge and the Death of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, the oldest surviving mainstream browser has been around for almost 20 years.  It was the standard and most popluar browser, especially for those in the corporate world, until 2012 when Google Chrome overtook it for the top spot.

Among developers, myself included, IE has the reputation for being the slowest and “buggiest” browsers out there.  I am still trying to convince people to switch to a better browser.

With the release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft introduced their new browser, Spartan.   Spartan, as its name implies, was marketed as a sleeker, minimalist and faster browsing experience. It included “Cortana”, the personal assistant.  The “preview release” did not include a browsing history or a downloads view.

In July of 2015, Microsoft Edge was introduced, replacing Spartan.  It too includes Cortana and annotation tools, allowing the user to write on the browser content and share with others.  Edge is now the default browser for Windows 10.

PC Magazine gives it 3.5 stars and states “Microsoft’s Edge is a fast, lightweight browser with good standards support and a few unique tools, but with no extension or syncing capabilities, it’s not yet fully mature.”   >>Read More

More information on Microsoft Edge www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge

 

 

April 27th, 2016|Web Browsers|