with Windows 10 Microsoft will also offer a new surfing experience. But Edge is intended to ensure. Whether the dewy browser is any good? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tested it.
New system, new browser: What started as a “Project Spartan”, replaced in Windows 10 under the name Edge Internet Explorer (IE). Microsoft has it changed not only the look of the browser, the program is scheduled to start there in terms of performance with competitors Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Whether Microsoft reboot succeeds as browser vendors, reveals the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test.
Edge: Regularly new features
To keep up with the competition, Edge gets regularly features fresh donated. The updates for the browser, however, does not come separately but in the context of the major Windows 10 updates. The first of its kind distributed by the manufacturer as of 12 November 2015, the date around 100 million Windows 10 users. What functions will the Edge Browser beat the competition, reveals the following overview.
Autumn Update: Cortana upgraded to
Among the most interesting innovations of Edge certainly includes the ability to web videos, music and images from the browser to transmit to the television. Positives: This Microsoft relies on the established Mira-cast and DLNA, which are likely to support virtually all network-compatible players. Disadvantage: Protected content such as videos from Netflix & Co. can thus not bring to the big screen TV. Microsoft also strengthened the integration of Cortana in the browser. Did you open a PDF document with Edge and launched there on an unknown word, you can mark it and Cortana commission to search the net for an explanation. To synchronize with the option of favorites and articles from the reading bar between different devices, Microsoft upgraded also a long overdue feature for – but this works only between different Windows 10 devices.
All promises Microsoft has not reacted with the fall update. Already the idea of the browser in January 2015, the software giant had its advertised with a browser add-on support. Also Eleven months later, nothing of the function can still be seen. It is known so far only that Edge should support the same extent as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions for the browser. However, the manufacturer wants to open over the competition: Originally developed for Firefox and Chrome add-ons to function with only little effort even under Edge. However, patience is still in demand: Microsoft is the only function well under the expected for the second quarter 2016
Microsoft Edge: surface
The initial “Spartan” (German: “Spartan”) baptized browser displays, after starting with simple presentation: The flat design and discreet control icons should look modern and tidy. But despite the overhang to minimalism Edge has something to offer. Thus, the Home provides a quick overview of frequently visited pages. But news of your choice, the weather and sports results can be found here. Use the new note function can be “frozen” websites and provided with notes and comments. If necessary, you save the document in PDF format and share it with your colleagues or friends. Poke in the net at something interesting, then save the link in the new reading list to the source to remember for later. Also convenient is the new Reading Mode: It displays items in reader-friendly view makes the font bigger and hidden advertising, as well as disturbing elements.
Top-tempo and good presentation
But how Edge hit the benchmark? Finally, Microsoft has promised more speed in advance. And indeed: In the speed tests Edge scored dream values - perfect! Strange but true: websites set the new standard browser, although correctly and faithfully represent, while maintaining almost always worse than the predecessor IE 11.
Easy to operate, less flexible
The operation worked in the test well, but not better than IE The slimming also tasted important functions:. Extensions or RSS feed missing. Annoying: Despite new weaving techniques Edge weakened in security: passwords were easily seen, the protection settings less extensive than the IE phishing attacks resisted Edge from good, infected downloads contrast often slipped by..
Conclusion: Microsoft Edge
Convince Fast pace and fresh features. To succeed in the fight against Chrome and Firefox, but Edge has become even more flexible, comprehensive and above all safer.
Microsoft’s browser: A brief review
20 years has exerted a decisive influence with the Internet Explorer, the development of the Internet Microsoft. But now it’s over: With Windows 10 the software giant will not only iron out its Windows 8 debacle, but polish its tarnished image as well browser vendors. To realize this, Microsoft has decided to discontinue development of the IE and to take the restart with a fresh browser. With publication of the released version of Windows 10 end of March 2015 (Build 10049) landed the novice – still under the name “Project Spartan” – the first time in the test version of the operating system. Only on the Build developers’ conference in 2015, the group revealed the official name of the new browser for Windows 10: Edge. Three months later they put after and provided with Build 10158 of Windows 10 a major update for the browser.
Exclusively for Windows 10
Who wants to try the program, not get away from Windows 10th First, Microsoft provides its browser exclusively with the new operating system – versions for Windows 7 or 8 do not exist. According to Microsoft, the changes also not so fast. Currently the focus is on Windows 10. Whether the browser later still appears for other platforms, the manufacturer keeps open. It is confirmed that offshoot for Android, iOS and Mac OS are not in the works.