By: Stan Washington
Date: September 18, 2015
By the time I finished writing this article, my Chrome Browser would have crashed about three times! Recently I upgraded to Windows 10 and I was pleasantly surprised with the new interface. I stayed away from Windows 8 altogether because of its terrible interface and hard to find applications.
Here are my thoughts:
Microsoft Edge Browser Works Well
Skeptically I went back to a place that used to be home, namely Microsoft. With previous dominance, who didn't use Internet Explorer? In recent events of security issues, I had to abandon the browser for Chrome and Firefox. When I loaded Windows 10, Chrome stopped working. There is a known problem between Chrome and Win10 so I decided to try Edge.
The browser is fast. I noticed webpages loaded faster than other browsers. This goes along with the spirit of Windows 10. It seems like they heard their customers complaints about the horrible Windows 8 interface and backtracked to the easy to navigate Windows 7 look and feel.
Security is in the Design
Next year cloud applications with payment solutions will be required to use a stronger cipher suite TLSv1.1 or TLSv1.2. SSLv3.0 will be a thing of the past and browser capabilities will change. If you have an older machine then you will need to upgrade your operating system and browser to be able to use these sites.
Minimal is Maximum
I like the minimalist design of the Edge Browser. With few icons and only a couple of options, I feel I can browse and go about my business. I am probably a typical internet surfer. I want to go to my site without the browser bugging me for plugins and other stuff. So far Edge meets my browsing needs.
Will I go back to Chrome? Probably so, but I now have added Microsoft back to the list!