Can Microsoft's Edge Browser End the Browser Wars?

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Ask anyone what they like about Chrome or Mozilla and they'll likely tell you that it is the extensions and plugins that are available - technology that layers on those browsers to provide additional functionality.

Currently there are only three working extensions for Edge: Microsoft Translator, the Reddit Enhancement Suite and Mouse Gestures. Coming soon are AdBlock, Adblock Plus, Amazon, LastPass, Evernote and others.

For now, users will have to install extensions manually, but in the future, they will be able to install them right from the Windows Store.


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Microsoft stresses that it is participating in the W3C Browser Extension Community Group, which aims to create a standard API for browser extensions, which should at least theoretically make it easier for developers to write add-ons that’ll work across browsers.

"One of our highest priorities is to ensure that Microsoft Edge is the safest, most reliable and fastest browser we could build, and our experience over the past 20 years has taught us that poorly written or even malicious add-ons were a huge source of security, reliability and performance issues for browsers,” Microsoft’s general manager for Edge Drew DeBruyne writes today. “With this in mind, we have built Microsoft Edge so customers can add extensions to the browser with the confidence that they will operate as expected.”

 

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6 comments

şömine fiyatları 03-24-2016 11:22 AM

I don't think. Google Chrome much more handy.

C 03-24-2016 1:45 PM

While Google Chrome isn't perfect, it's by far the best and fastest browser.

HP 03-24-2016 3:26 PM

Sorry but Chrome wins this war out right over Edge and Firefox.

How to test this - Add 25 extensions to chrome and firefox then open new tabs with different sites/pages or searches. Firefox will crash while Chrome will have no issues.

Edge - opening 80 pages causes it to crash around 35 pages....sadly this is fail for power users.

AnthonyG 03-25-2016 12:56 AM

If Microsoft truly cared about meeting standards they would have worked on this decades ago.

PaulE 03-25-2016 11:00 AM

Once again. Too little. Too late.

email extractor lite 1.4 06-07-2016 4:01 AM

nothing can stop browser war  as people will try to make it better in the future too

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