The transition to the Chromium engine has completely transformed Microsoft’s browser, and something of the greatest things it became of the applying is the cross-platform debut.
Thanks to Chromium, Microsoft Edge is no longer exclusive to Windows 10 but can also be available on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, macOS, as well as Linux. And with mobile versions already live, Microsoft Edge has become available on almost every platform available.
Certainly, this really is huge news for Microsoft, however the more essential thing for both the software giant and it is users is the actual experience that the browser is able to provide.
And after using Microsoft Edge for pretty much twelve months, I can finally confirm this is the browser Windows 10 really needed.
In many ways, Edge is Microsoft’s own version of Google Chrome, with an individual touch that enables the app to better fit the needs of Microsoft users. So if you’re committed to Microsoft services in the long term, you can perfectly give Edge a try, because it sports among the best feature packages available right now.
But what’s much more important is the fact that Edge doesn’t force any feature on its users. And also the living proof is the recent shopping update that provides us with coupons and value comparisons whenever we’re shopping on the web.
Microsoft is betting big on these capabilities in Microsoft Edge, and they are already live in the most recent stable version of the browser.
“Microsoft Edge is the greatest browser for shopping this holiday. In fact, Microsoft Edge may be the only browser with built-in tools to help you save time and cash when you shop online with new features like auto-fill coupons and more proactive cost comparisons. And this month, our new shopping hub, Shop the Look, and deals hub in Microsoft Bing make shopping easier still and quicker than before. And with many of us online more than ever before, we want to be sure we’re safe when shopping online,” Microsoft said a few weeks ago.
And the software giant just doesn’t stop here. The company uses each and every occasion to highlight how its browser is preferable to the ones built by rivals, including here Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
“Microsoft Edge is much more secure than Chrome and Firefox by providing better protection against phishing and malware attacks on Windows 10. Yet another reason to switch to Microsoft Edge. If you haven’t yet tried the brand new Microsoft Edge, launch it on your Windows PC and give it a spin. If you’re on the Mac or mobile phone download it and let us know what you think!” the company said.
But as I said, things i such as the most about Microsoft Edge is this new approach that lets users choose the way they want the browser to operate. These shopping capabilities, for example, could be disabled in a matter of seconds, and definitely, this easy approach from one end to another is nice news for future years of the browser in the long run.
Third-party statistics indicate Microsoft Edge is already the world’s second most-used browser around the desktop, because it were able to overtake Mozilla Firefox soon after its debut earlier this year. Of course, it’s still far from Google Chrome, which controls some 70 % from the desktop market (so a lot more than 7 in 10 PCs available run Google’s browser), but because of each one of these improvements, there’s without doubt Edge has already been heading in the right direction.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t tried Microsoft Edge just yet, you really should. And also you don’t have to be a Microsoft user to love it, as there’s a little something for everybody inside.