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  1. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
       #1

    Browser recommendations


    IE11 is being supported by less & less websites, so at times, I've been using Edge. I don't like using Edge, I find it less customizable, heard & read that it's not as secure as many other browsers & throws messages & warnings at me from time to time even though I've told it not to. It also will not remember my setting when I need to use Google Authentication.

    So, as far as security, privacy, customization & being light on the system; what's a good browser to go with?
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  2. Posts : 24,626
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    CJW said:
    ... I've been using Edge. I don't like using Edge, I find it less customizable, heard & read that it's not as secure as many other browsers...
    Edge is said (by Microsoft, at least) to be one of the most secure browsers. This is in part due to it being an App so 'sandboxed' at all times.

    Microsoft said:
    Strengthening the Microsoft Edge Sandbox - Microsoft Edge Blog

    I agree with the rest of your sentiments though, The original Edge is due to be replaced shortly with a complete re-write based on Chromium, currently in Beta.

    Introducing Microsoft Edge Beta: Be one of the first to try it now

    what's a good browser to go with?
    My browser of choice is Firefox.
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  3. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bree said:
    Edge is said (by Microsoft, at least) to be one of the most secure browsers. This is in part due to it being an App so 'sandboxed' at all times.
    Strengthening the Microsoft Edge Sandbox - Microsoft Edge Blog
    I agree with the rest of your sentiments though, The original Edge is due to be replaced shortly with a complete re-write based on Chromium, currently in Beta.
    Introducing Microsoft Edge Beta: Be one of the first to try it now
    My browser of choice is Firefox.
    Thanks for the links, good reads.
    I just don't understand why Edge needs to have 8 processes running when I have only 1 tab open...

    Browser recommendations-task-manager.jpg

    What is Browser_Broker, Chakra JIT Compiler & why 2 User Interface Services?
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  4. Posts : 10,525
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #4

    I wouldn't worry too much about Edge in it's current form as MSFT are going to replace it very shortly with the Chrome based version.
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  5. CJW
    Posts : 223
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    z3r010 said:
    I wouldn't worry too much about Edge in it's current form as MSFT are going to replace it very shortly with the Chrome based version.
    Yeah, read a little about that. So are we getting a new Edge/is Edge being fully replaced? That's my question.
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  6. Posts : 10,525
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #6

    Yep, it will be fully replaced and I think from something I read the other day it will be in the next month or two.
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  7. Posts : 24,626
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    CJW said:
    I just don't understand why Edge needs to have 8 processes running when I have only 1 tab open...

    All modern browsers seem to do that. Firefox and the chromium Edge do too....

    Browser recommendations-image.png Browser recommendations-image.png

    Running everything in one process as IE seems to do would presumably risk all processes hanging if one process crashed.


    What is Browser_Broker, Chakra JIT Compiler....

    Chakra (JavaScript engine) - Wikipedia


    Microsoft said:
    Isolating the application from device resources, such as passive sensors (camera, microphone, GPS), and money pumps (3G/4G, dial phone) the AppContainer environment prevents the application from maliciously exploiting the device. These resources are blocked by default and can be granted access as necessary. In some cases these resources are further protected by 'brokers'.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...iner-isolation
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  8. Posts : 188
    windows 10 Home / Latest version
       #8

    Personally myself I use Firefox or Brave....Both are excellent browsers.
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  9. Posts : 460
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #9

    I tried Edge for near a couple years total, to me it never seemed 'ready for prime time' so to speak, I was hoping it would improve as it was updated, but it really didn't change.

    My wife and I both use Firefox, I also use Waterfox, it's built on a Mozilla platform and was one of the first 64 bit browsers. Firefox seems most like IE as far as appearance, menu bars, bookmarks/favorites, etc... There are some things that are a bit different but those are minor, it's becoming more secure now too, increased tracking protection was the most noticeable.

    There are more out there than the main IE, Edge, Firefox, let this thread percolate for a couple weeks and see what's added, then give 'em all a try, you'll find one that fits for you
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  10. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #10

    I use Firefox....looks like kind of a majority in this topic.
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