For the past few weeks, Iíve been using Microsoft Edge instead of Chrome where possible. This is a lot easier with the Windows 10 Anniversary update, which includes numerous Edge improvements. But as expected there are a few things I still miss from Googleís browser.
Microsoft Edge has a lot going for it: The way it renders text and graphics, especially, is impressive, and it handles high DPI displays much better than other browsers. In the Anniversary update, Microsoft has made some important changes to Edge, most notably with the addition of extensions. But there are dozens, maybe even hundreds, of smaller changes that add up to a far more cohesive and complete experience than what Microsoft offered when Windows 10 initially shipped a year ago.
Still, the transition hasnít been easy. And if Iím being honest with myself, I canít honestly say Iím ready to abandon Chrome completely, no matter the benefitsóand very real battery life advantagesĖof Edge.
I feel like Iíve been dealing with this kind of trade-off a lot lately, as I examine and re-examine various products and services. That is, the transition to Microsoft Edge is like many other personal technology transitions: You have to be prepared to give up your traditions and do some things differently. Not everyone will be comfortable with that, and itís something I struggle with myself. It all comes down to what you need, what you can live with, and your ability to change. And Ö Iím trying...