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(Gizmodo)   A: "Because they are Microsoft"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Web browser, new Edge browser, short-term financing app, last year, bigger problem, Internet Explorer, Operating system, move users  
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1265 clicks; posted to STEM » on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:19 PM (30 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2021-11-30 11:50:16 PM  
9 votes:
I wonder if we can get Microsoft and Brexit in the same thread for some double fanboi action.
2021-12-01 12:45:04 AM  
3 votes:

real_headhoncho: The problem is Microsoft want to make money without actually doing anything.  Or anything positive.  Make my computer work better, faster and less buggy and I would pay for the OS.  Instead they grind it to a halt so you have to buy a "faster" computer every few years.

How else were they going to convince the computer makes to put their OS on it?

My Commodore 64 still works mostly ok, and with the original OS!
2021-12-01 1:50:56 AM  
2 votes:
I'd always wondered how a pile of shiate could be shaped into a web browser.  Now I know.
2021-12-01 8:16:26 AM  
1 vote:

bostonguy: People use the Edge browser?

Yes. Haven't seen this finance thing, but maybe it's US only?

But they have added neat features I do use. Like the screenshot that takes an image of the whole page, not just the visible area. So a five hundred comment Fark thread can be saved as one JPG in one go. I use it when filling out contract pages for stuff so I have a record of what I filled out and what the website told me.
(It is a bit weird that you have to click Save, and then click the Downloads icon and click Save As again to save it. )

And the feature where you can tap the URL and send it to another of your machines. So if I see an interesting article while on my phone and want to read it when I get home I just tap share and choose which of my devices I want to send it to. So when I get home and open Edge I get a notification with that link.
2021-12-01 9:53:23 AM  
1 vote:

Russ1642: And with major OS updates MS tries to reset your default browser. They really need to get sued again by a few countries.

Win7 ftw..  updates turned off.  FF for the browser..  haven't had a fault for over two years.. I need my system to work.. it does.  Of course, if you are stupid and fall for phishing shait, that's on you, regardless of the OS.
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