Reading with Edge

by Volker Weber

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Most of the people I know will take any new computer and start by downloading Chrome to get "a real browser". I am one of the rare species that just uses the default. Safari on Mac and Edge on Windows 10. With the expection of Android where I immediately replace Chrome with Brave. Google is an advertisement business and Chrome is serving them well.

For a year I have been an Edge user on Windows 10 and it has kept improving a lot. I am not only browsing the web, but I am also reading ebooks (left) and PDFs (right) in the browser. No need to have three separate programs for my reading. And since I keep these files in OneDrive, I can easily switch from Surface to Yoga Book, if I want a lighter machine to read. The other convenient features are the Reading List, which lets me bookmark stuff for later, and Reading View which removes all distractions from web pages.

All my reading in one place, across multiple devices.

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Comments

Edge is quite good, very practical, but I haven't had the chance to test heavily its memory "use and abuse".

Firefox is poor but chrome is terrible and will take any resources it can grab (on slower machines, the disk swapping is insane)

Firefox Nightly is my choice when not using Edge. I specifically go for version 56.0a1 and forbid updates.

Pedro Quaresma, 2017-11-26 15:14

In the last weeks I ran into a problem where both Chrome and Firefox crashed my whole Windows machine. I was forced to use Edge and I really tried. But in the end I resetted Windows 10 just to be able to run Firefox and Chrome again.

I guess living on the edge isn’t for me.

Martin Kirchler, 2017-11-26 16:34

How is Edge difficult?

Volker Weber, 2017-11-26 17:11

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