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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Microsoft Unveils New 'Edge' Browser to Replace Internet Explorer




Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted a new browser designed to succeed Internet Explorer. At the time, it was still under development with the code name Project Spartan, but at today's BUILD conference for developers, Microsoft shared additional details on the new browser and unveiled its name: Microsoft Edge.

According to Microsoft, the Edge name refers to being on the edge of consuming and creating. Microsoft is calling Edge "a browser built for doing," with a simple, no-frills design and access to tools for enhancing the browsing experience.

Edge has built-in note taking capabilities, letting users annotate, draw, and take notes right within the browser, and then share those website notes with friends. Microsoft says that Edge uses "blazing fast core technology," with more details available on the speed enhancements in the future.

Edge includes a distraction-free reading mode and a tab page for getting to frequently-used apps quickly. There's support for Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana, a competitor to Apple's assistant, Siri. Cortana integration helps to build a user's home tab page, populating it with relevant content and making suggestions on related sites to visit.

One of Microsoft's earlier BUILD announcements covered tools to bring Android and iOS apps to Windows 10, and similarly, the company has built support for Chrome and Firefox extensions into the Edge browser. These existing extensions will be able to be quickly repackaged and submitted to Microsoft's extension portal, giving Edge users a wealth of extensions to use shortly after the browser launches.

One of the Chrome-based extensions that Microsoft demonstrated on stage was the Reddit Enhancement Suite, a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari that improves the browsing experience on reddit. The RES extension took "virtually no work" to take it from the Chrome Extension store to Edge.

Edge browser running Reddit Enhancement Suite from modified Chrome extension
Microsoft Edge is a next-generation browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, but Internet Explorer will stick around as its used by many of Microsoft's Enterprise customers. The Microsoft Edge browser will be built into Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 update.

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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:26 PM   #2
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wow from WIN 8 > WIN 10 then IE 11 > Edge i see the rhythm there
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:26 PM   #3
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wow from WIN 8 > WIN 10 then IE 10 > Edge i see the rhythm there
what rhythm is that?
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:27 PM   #4
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Explore Costa Rica, nice! @ 26 seconds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH1D31YHsgY#t=26
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:28 PM   #5
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"redefines the edge of today"...but will it live up to "the edge of tomorrow" or is it basically just about "living on the edge"?

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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:28 PM   #6
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:28 PM   #7
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Looks great together with Continuum where you (for example) can connect a wp10 to a larger screen and have it behave/look like windows 10 MS is heading in the right direction.
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Looks awesome
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:28 PM   #9
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wow from WIN 8 > WIN 10 then IE 11 > Edge i see the rhythm there
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At least they're trying to rectify previous mistakes.

Ship's probably sailed though.
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:28 PM   #10
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But my question is...can you draw on it?
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I mean like... doodling on webpages is already an extension you can add onto existing browsers. Anyone here use something like that? Is it that great to make it a key focus for a new browser?
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:29 PM   #13
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Interesting to see how much legacy trash they kept. The biggest problem with IE was they kept parts of it from the original Version and it just cause a mess to develop with...
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Will this come to the Mac?

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I mean like... doodling on webpages is already an extension you can add onto existing browsers. Anyone here use something like that? Is it that great to make it a key focus for a new browser?
That's what I was thinking. Is that really one of the big features that people have been wanting and would actually really use or even care about?
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The Microsoft Edge browser will be built into Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 update.
not stand-alone (which can be used with older versions of windows) = no thanks.
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Explore Costa Rica, nice! @ 26 seconds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH1D31YHsgY#t=26
Yeah it's really hard to tell... is that the selected tab?
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I liked the name "Spartan" more...

I mean, they already have Cortana, might as well continue with Halo references right?
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Browser might be great but Edge? Is that the best name the could come up with? Reminds me of Samsung.
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:34 PM   #21
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Edge, nothing like Internet Explorer
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 02:37 PM   #22
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But does it seem snappier?
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I mean like... doodling on webpages is already an extension you can add onto existing browsers. Anyone here use something like that? Is it that great to make it a key focus for a new browser?
Considering Mail on Yosemite has had it since last year, I've used it, er, never!
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Browser might be great but Edge? Is that the best name the could come up with? Reminds me of Samsung.
You just know they paid big bucks to some consultant who focus group tested names and came up with"Edge"! Brilliant! Original! Wow! /sarc
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