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# 175673 7-Jul-2015 21:48
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I've given up on IE. I try to disable as much add ons etc but things still lag, stall, plain crash, don't work ...

So I now skeptically need google. Chrome. I know it will spy on me ... but *sigh ...

ok - rant over. thanks for listening.




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  # 1338932 7-Jul-2015 21:54
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Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others




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  # 1338974 8-Jul-2015 05:36
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What OS?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1338975 8-Jul-2015 05:57
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MikeB4: Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others


I have grown quite fond of some of the addons available with chrome and would miss those but as far as core browser function I agree Edge is shaping up to be the new king of the castle

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  # 1338976 8-Jul-2015 06:10
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Wade:
MikeB4: Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others


I have grown quite fond of some of the addons available with chrome and would miss those but as far as core browser function I agree Edge is shaping up to be the new king of the castle


We've demoed how Chrome extensions will work in Edge. Just wont be at RTM in 3 weeks

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  # 1338984 8-Jul-2015 06:32
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nathan:
Wade:
MikeB4: Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others


I have grown quite fond of some of the addons available with chrome and would miss those but as far as core browser function I agree Edge is shaping up to be the new king of the castle


We've demoed how Chrome extensions will work in Edge. Just wont be at RTM in 3 weeks


Awesome, wasn't aware of that, you just need to convince someone at HQ to build an Edge browser for Android now :P



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  # 1338985 8-Jul-2015 06:41
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MikeB4: Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others


Ah the funny looking e in the technical preview was edge? That was worse than the IE on my 8.1





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  # 1338991 8-Jul-2015 07:20
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joker97:
MikeB4: Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others


Ah the funny looking e in the technical preview was edge? That was worse than the IE on my 8.1



yes its worse

but yes it is not released yet

 
 
 
 




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  # 1338992 8-Jul-2015 07:23
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I have an inability to accept change. So if the new E when actually released, works like it used to ... I'm happy to click on a blue e again! Will it come to 8.1?




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  # 1339001 8-Jul-2015 07:41
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I personally use Chrome - only because it has more useful extensions than I could find in Internet Explorer. My internet Explorer has no add-ons installed and it's really fast.

Are you sure you don't have installed more toolbars than you need? 

If you use Chrome and find out it's still slow, would you consider it could be your network (wrong MTU, possibly WiFi, or even spyware on your machine)? Or even your ISP?

My point is that there are so many things that could cause this, blaming a browser alone is kind of moot.







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  # 1339002 8-Jul-2015 07:43
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freitasm: I personally use Chrome - only because it has more useful extensions than I could find in Internet Explorer. My internet Explorer has no add-ons installed and it's really fast.

Are you sure you don't have installed more toolbars than you need? 

If you use Chrome and find out it's still slow, would you consider it could be your network (wrong MTU, possibly WiFi, or even spyware on your machine)? Or even your ISP?

My point is that there are so many things that could cause this, blaming a browser alone is kind of moot.





I gave up on Chrome, it's a glutton for recourses, has god awful scrolling, tracking everyway but loose and a list that goes on.... 




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  # 1339003 8-Jul-2015 07:45
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joker97:
MikeB4: Wait for Edge, it is great way better than all the others


Ah the funny looking e in the technical preview was edge? That was worse than the IE on my 8.1



Am I reading this right, it's the Icon 'E' that puts you off Edge?




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  # 1339006 8-Jul-2015 07:45
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I am using Chrome, as I said, because of the extensions and because it syncs my bookmarks, settings, extensions across my laptops. Other than this I don't think there's a use for it - a browser is a browser and IE 11 is pretty good.







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  # 1339007 8-Jul-2015 07:45
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I'll list what is extra:

Toolbars
- Adobe PDF Reader
- MS XML DOM Document (no idea what that is)
- Shockwave Flash Object

Searchbars
NONE

Search Provider
- Google only

Accelerators
- none

Tracking Protection
- none




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At first i was blaming IE for taking 10X as long to load any GZ page (and many other sites), sometimes just crashes.
But yes using inprivate (ie no "addons") they seem to work but didn't do too many tests there




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  # 1339011 8-Jul-2015 07:56
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It could also depend on which version of Chrome you are using, I was a bit late to the party and only discovered 64bit and Canary versions of Chrome, both are worlds superior than the 32bit version that installs by default

I am currently running an old Dell C2D with 2gb ram and Chrome really struggles, Edge on the other hand is significantly happier running on low ram, that said, my HP Stream 8 running 8.1 and only 1gb ram is not as bad on Chrome

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