Microsoft edge vs. chrome vs. firefox etc.

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  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    so i recently purchased a new laptop and it came loaded with microsoft edge.

    its hard to tell but it may be slower, not sure...still testing it out and trying all the new features.

    what do you guys think about it so far? how does it compare to other browsers you use(d)?

    thanks in advance for the input
     
  2. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Once I went Chrome, I never looked back.
     
  3. TedEH

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    Edge, IMO, is just Internet Explorer with a fresh coat of paint on it. All the things people complain about regarding IE still apply. Pick Chrome or Firefox based on personal preference. Try them both. There's really very little serious difference unless you're doing something that requires one or the other. Chrome is usually sort of "faster" but I prefer Firefox for some reason. Probably just because it's what I'm used to.
     
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    Please don't bash on Edge/Explorer, they are the gateway to get Chrome or Firefox...

    Chrome boy here...
     
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    blacai SS.org Regular

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    I prefer Opera. I had some issues with flash running on Chrome. Also it just devours RAM.

    Firefox... I just don't see any advantage against Opera.
     
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    it's funny you mention it, because trying to troubleshoot a bug I was having with a different website I actually opened up Edge this morning. It is noticeably slower than Google Chrome.
     
  7. TedEH

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    Given that flash is slowly going away, that might be less of a problem going forward. I usually recommend to anyone who asks to stick with Chrome or Firefox because they're the most widely supported by most things, (most stuff online targets/tests against those two, but I know few people who target Opera, for example).

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think Opera shares components with Chrome anyway- it uses V8 (chrome's javascript engine) and a branch of Webkit, just like 90% of browsers out there anyway. It's my opinion that if you're going to use a webkit-based browser anyway, Chrome would be the easiest route to keeping up to date.
     
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    I'm still waiting for the "OMG! CHROME EATS ALL MY RAM!!! ... But I use it because I know it's the best" guy to post...

    Seriously though, Chrome is the best browser by far. I can't tell you how many times I've logged into servers that only had IE and/or FireFox and just wanted to die.
     
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    bpprox22 String Breaker

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    The only browser better than Chrome

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    chrome has been the fastest for me personally. edge is ok.
     
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    blacai SS.org Regular

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    All you say is true :yesway:
    But Opera performance in multitab is higher than in Chrome and it has some features that are not available in Chrome without third-plugins.

    Both are IMHO the best out there, just small differences and I am used to Opera :)
     
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    I get asked sometimes why I stick with Firefox despite Chrome being "better" according to a lot of people, but familiarity has a lot to do with it. I used to stick with Firefox mostly because of the Firebug plugin, which IMO is better than the default debug console in any of the browsers.... but then they discontinued it and rolled it into the Firefox console, so I don't really like it anymore. Kinda ruined a good thing. Now I don't know why I stick with Firefox anymore.
     
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    Chrome is the most modern, but it's a known battery-drainer for laptops. Firefox is what I'd recommend.
     
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    Chrome > Edge > Firefox.

    Edge is pretty damn snappy, actually, but my Android ecosystem lends itself to continued use of Chrome. However, I've ran into a few odd cases where memory issues in Chrome have led me to use Edge occasionally. Chrome is definitely faster, but it really does love RAM.

    Firefox has been garbage for years, far as I am concerned, with slow startups and memory consumption issues. The only thing it ever really had going for it was plugins for people who love plugins, or as the primary alternative to IE before Chrome and its death at the hands of Edge.

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    Both Chrome and Firefox have had memory consumption problems at different times. Even now, I use Chrome and Firefox both every day, and Chrome is always the one consuming more memory (according to the task manager, anyway), despite having fewer tabs open.

    I spend a reasonable amount of time writing javascript for small websites or games, and in this context Edge is basically just IE all over again. Things usually "just work" in FF and Chrome, but I always have to make exception cases for Edge.

    I recognize that in an average end-user's use case, there's very little reason to use anything other than Chrome, I just like Firefox for some reason.

    I'd rank it this way:

    FF/Chrome > Most other webkit browsers > most mobile browsers > Edge > IE > not using the internet at all > android stock "internet" browser
     
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    Chrome browser best browser.

    Hell, I like it so much I use it as an OS.
     
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    Would recommend using Chrome as primary and Edge/IE as secondary. I have never gotten along with firefox. You will find some sites format incorrectly or some functions just don't work with whatever browser you are using. One of the easiest tshooting steps you can do is trying it in a different browser.
     
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    I'm not a fan of Edge, which we use where I work.

    I've found that I always end up defaulting to Chrome, but I always have to have a plan B ready in case Chrome crashes on me.
     
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    I'm super surprised to hear so much support for Edge, and so little support for Firefox.
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Same here, although, I tried using Firefox as my default browser for a few weeks in 2011, and it was rife with issues, as a lot of my sites wouldn't load properly. I used Opera for a while in...maybe 2004 or 2005, I can't remember, and I liked it quite a bit, but then I stopped liking it when Chrome started to get better.

    Personally, I have not had a problem with Google Chrome for a few months now, and no major problems with it in the past few years. I think it had a bit of a difficult time becoming stable, at first, but now that it's compatible with almost everything and it's super stable, I see no reason to switch again.
     

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