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I've been using it for several months now. MUCH faster, less resource intensive than Chrome. After trying it for a week I moved everything over.
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I'm still using Firefox, more as a force of habit than anything else. At work, we have Macbooks so I run Chrome there.

Is it worth going for Edge?
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Edge is based on Chrome. Apparently you can even use Chrome extensions and apps. If you have used Chrome for your daily browsing then there's probably not much different past slight UI differences.

I've been using Firefox for a long time, only recently do I use ungoogled-chromium as well for a few things. I can't tell for Edge in depth but the reason I'm specifically looking for ungoogled-chromium was that it doesn't do much of the Google services integration; although I'll say that it's very resource-intensive, esp. for video and stream playback (as probably expected from Chrome/Chromium). If Microsoft's version does better in performance and it doesn't do much in the integrations then it might be a solid browser to use if you don't have (or don't want to waste) the space to install another browser.

On my Android phone I've come across Kiwi Browser, it's basically Chrome but much, much lighter.
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Other major browsers today based on the open source Chromium project are Brave, Opera, Samsung's default browser and for Kindle users, Amazon Silk.

Honestly Edge probably isn't the best browser, but it's lighter on its feet, than Chrome works very well and as you say, takes extensions from either the Microsoft Store or from the Chrome Web Store. I no longer feel the urge to immediately install Firefox (my preferred alternative) right away.
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YNM wrote: 01 Feb 2021 17:24 If you have used Chrome for your daily browsing then there's probably not much different past slight UI differences.
… and the recipient of your usage data.

I do not like the UI of Edge because it's IMHO to minimised. Beside that it's the n-th Chromium-based browser. I use Firefox and for website testing and every when and then tasks Chromium or Vivaldi (also a Chromium-based browser).

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I tried edge, but once again found it lacking, and nearly immediately went back to Chrome, and uninstalled Edge. Although I have noticed Microsoft pulling their oft-used sneaking it back in when Windows updates, a long with other 'default' applications that come with stock Windows but can be safely removed from the system.
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I've made the jump to Brave, which is Chromium but with much better privacy controls and Googly bits removed.
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Auge wrote: 02 Feb 2021 11:57
YNM wrote: 01 Feb 2021 17:24If you have used Chrome for your daily browsing then there's probably not much different past slight UI differences.
… and the recipient of your usage data.
Yeah, your data would probably go to Microsoft, but to start with you already is in Microsoft hands by using Windows and whatever loopholes they might have.
Auge wrote: 02 Feb 2021 11:57Beside that it's the n-th Chromium-based browser.
This honestly is the most bleak problem with web browsers these days... Google pretty much only allows you to log-in using either Safari or Firefox-based or Chromium-based browsers (plus IE but IE is terrible to begin with). I once tried LXQt and the distro-maintained Falkon Browser and it doesn't allow me to log into my account for whatever reason. (probably why they ship off with Firefox as default, despite being heavier.)
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I only realized this now, but here are the previews for the 21H1 update :

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21286

The thing that caught most of my attention :
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Introducing news and interests on the taskbar

With news and interests on the Windows taskbar, you get quick access to an integrated feed of dynamic content such as news and weather that updates throughout the day.
News and interests on the Windows taskbar gives you quick access to an integrated feed of dynamic content such as news and weather that updates throughout the day.
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You can personalize your feed with relevant content tailored for you. Instead of switching between apps or your PC and phone to stay up to date with the news and interests you care about – seamlessly peek into your feed directly from the taskbar anytime you want throughout your day.
Showing news and interests on the taskbar with the flyout of content just for you.
I'm not really interested in the news part, but the weather indication would be nice to have. Ever since I don't look at my phone as much it's something I wish I have in the background of my desktop... and while Rainmeter still exists and works well, most skin versions that I have seen is really intrusive for my liking, and the good old Enigma skin isn't maintained anymore (had a screenshot of it when I had it set up briefly). There's a similar widget on KDE already and ever since having it I've always wished for Windows to also feature them, as well as the trash bin in the toolbar thing.

Oh, and if it's any relevant to the Edge browser discussions, the widget will apparently use the Edge engine... so one will need it installed for it to work.
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I probably won't use the news as much, especially if it contains as much advertising as Bing News does. Ugh. But the weather? YES! I'm a weather junkie. I miss having a decent, low CPU/RAM app that just tells me what the weather is at a glance and doesn't sell me advertising or give away all my user data.
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kamnet wrote: 08 Feb 2021 22:22 I probably won't use the news as much, especially if it contains as much advertising as Bing News does. Ugh. But the weather? YES! I'm a weather junkie. I miss having a decent, low CPU/RAM app that just tells me what the weather is at a glance and doesn't sell me advertising or give away all my user data.
I miss the gadgets/widgets Windows Vista had. I used to have a GPU/CPU usage meter & weather widget on my desktop at all times.
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Have you guys tried RainMeter?
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