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1138 clicks; posted to STEM » on 02 Dec 2021 at 2:50 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-02 2:24:09 PM  
It's so good I shave with it.
 
2021-12-02 2:52:48 PM  
M390 holds an amazing edge.
 
2021-12-02 2:53:33 PM  
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2021-12-02 2:55:40 PM  
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2021-12-02 2:58:42 PM  
Firefox crushes all posers
 
2021-12-02 2:59:14 PM  
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2021-12-02 3:01:02 PM  

edmo: It's so good I shave with it.


Its gonna shave your ass when it picks up all that malware.
 
2021-12-02 3:06:12 PM  
BTW: If anyone using Edge hasn't seen it yet, in the address bar enter:

edge://surf

/release the Kraken
//apologies for your afternoon timewaster
///SkiFree lives for three!
 
2021-12-02 3:15:39 PM  
It's the one lesson that I wish people in the IT industry would learn: to stop trying to force us to use whatever browser, program, or service you think we should like. It's mostly the result of overzealous marketers, who don't really understand the field, sticking their noses where they don't belong.

Still, I wish someone would finally get it through their marketing lizard brains that you can't* get someone to like and/or use your product by incessantly pestering them at every single mouse click.

/*I mean you shouldn't
 
2021-12-02 3:19:26 PM  
It's getting too bloated and annoying
 
2021-12-02 3:20:47 PM  
Keep it simple, stupid
 
2021-12-02 3:27:09 PM  

FigPucker: BTW: If anyone using Edge hasn't seen it yet, in the address bar enter:

edge://surf

/release the Kraken
//apologies for your afternoon timewaster
///SkiFree lives for three!


It's better on your phone in vertical . You can see more things in front of you
 
2021-12-02 3:42:23 PM  
Its not a bad browser, I just wish I knew the ninja-fu to make it stop doing non-browsery things. I don't want it to suddenly become an ad for some MS thing while I'm trying to accomplish some essential task or take over file associations when I have already specifically set those up to support a development project. "Sorry Bossman, I cannot finish my project today because MS pushed out an Edge update" will get you fired every time, and ain't nobody got time for that.

/now I need a cold pop
 
2021-12-02 3:55:46 PM  
I use Edge Chromium.  Original Edge is shiat, but the Chromium version is pretty good.
 
2021-12-02 3:58:54 PM  

LurkerSupreme: It's the one lesson that I wish people in the IT industry would learn: to stop trying to force us to use whatever browser, program, or service you think we should like. It's mostly the result of overzealous marketers, who don't really understand the field, sticking their noses where they don't belong.

Still, I wish someone would finally get it through their marketing lizard brains that you can't* get someone to like and/or use your product by incessantly pestering them at every single mouse click.

/*I mean you shouldn't


These decisions are made by the marketing and accounting folks after Zip's marketing people explain that people like TFAuthor won't actually switch and here's a wheelbarrow of money with a side of money.
 
2021-12-02 4:18:57 PM  
One of the bits of software I support is web browser based.  It was the least expensive way to support all the platforms we had been asked to support.  Chrome is our preferred browser.  And when I tell customers this I say it's not because it's objectively better in any way.  It's just the most familiar.  It's what dev. uses.  It's the most tested and if things go wonky, it's the one we know all the workarounds for.

Chromium Edge is now by default our #2 because of the similarities.  Still just enough differences we get caught in some weirdness.

I like OSX Safari, I generally do the most testing of anyone of our software on Macs due to having some background there (in as much as 1 > 0).  But some things it just flat out does different, doesn't really impact usability, but we're also not going to spend much time or effort to correct the weirdness. They generally just send it to me, I tell them the Safari steps and we all move on.  But even our Mac users tend to prefer Chrome on Mac.
 
2021-12-02 4:24:56 PM  
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2021-12-02 5:06:55 PM  
I don't mind Edge at all. I even search on Bing sometimes.
 
2021-12-02 5:30:47 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Its not a bad browser, I just wish I knew the ninja-fu to make it stop doing non-browsery things. I don't want it to suddenly become an ad for some MS thing while I'm trying to accomplish some essential task or take over file associations when I have already specifically set those up to support a development project. "Sorry Bossman, I cannot finish my project today because MS pushed out an Edge update" will get you fired every time, and ain't nobody got time for that.

/now I need a cold pop


As with many things Microsoft, I strongly suspect that the solution is to use it in a Windows Domain / Business setting.  Edge is my default browser on my server domains at work, and I have no grief with it pestering me with any of these things.

Also, I'm in the weird position of running an Active Directory domain at home, with Windows 10 Pro workstations, and I use Edge there by preference.  Again, I don't see 90% - 95% of the crap advertising / patching / bullshiat issues that people report regarding Microsoft.

I wish I had a better, or easier, answer for you.  Believe me, all I'm trying to do here is to report on what I've observed.  I guess it just comes down to MS being less willing to piss off corporate customers.

(I *do* see updates to Edge show up once or twice a week in my WSUS Patch Server.  I approve 'em, but we usually just let 'em stack up and install the latest once a month with the Patch Tuesday stuff.)
 
2021-12-02 5:58:41 PM  
A company is using its products to promote its other products? I'm shocked.

When every damn web site stops asking me to turn off my ad blocker and subscribe to their newsletter I might be concerned a little.
 
2021-12-02 6:11:28 PM  
I've noticed the tendancy of every large corporation try to take over as many sectors related to their business as possible.  It may be the natural tendancy to gain more market share, and product dominance.  Walmart wants to go into banking.  Amazon wants brick and mortar stores. Windows wants you to buy stuff through the Microsoft Store.  Once you hit market saturation, the only way to go is lateral, into other aspects of your business, with the added bonus of cutting out middle-men and boost profits through synergy.

They do it because they can.  And if you owned a business, you'd do the same.
 
2021-12-02 6:14:08 PM  

bikkurikun: I don't mind Edge at all. I even search on Bing sometimes.


Hush, you.

You preferred Leto to Ledger as The Joker.  Your opinions are null and void.
 
2021-12-02 7:31:18 PM  
Every day when I get back on the computer I have to kill edge when it starts up.

I use the Avast Secure Browser - which feels a lot like a newer version of the old Opera browser, which I used back in the day.
 
2021-12-02 9:33:38 PM  
Might as well post this again. 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.
 
2021-12-02 9:35:12 PM  

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"The Edge... Yeah, right..."
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2021-12-03 3:29:53 AM  
 
2021-12-03 7:33:10 AM  

LurkerSupreme: It's the one lesson that I wish people in the IT industry would learn: to stop trying to force us to use whatever browser, program, or service you think we should like. It's mostly the result of overzealous marketers, who don't really understand the field, sticking their noses where they don't belong.


Or in the case of one Japanese medium duty truck manufacturer, building your fancy new parts lookup application to specifically NOT support any Chromium-based browser.  Only options are IE and FF.
 
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