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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by handy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:29 pm

That damned cloud is behind so many things that are a happening... :(
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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by srq2625 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 am

manyroads wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:39 am
My 6 year old grandson is always amazed that old films are in B&W... and that they no longer teach that type of writing no one can read. ;)
Virginia stopped teaching cursive writing for a year or two. The state recently announced that the teaching of cursive would resume in the next school year.

My daughter-in-law was a little bummed when that announcement came out - now she'll no longer have a "secret" means of communication!
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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by JayM » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:30 am

AK-47 wrote:
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There used to be a huge abundance in search engines back in the day. You had AltaVista, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, etc, even before Google was started. Now that Google has a monopoly (although there is StartPage.com and a handful of others, ultimately relying on Google's results) they can make the results as crappy ast they like.
Just being the best at what you do and/or the most popular vs. your competition doesn't constitute being a monopoly. The fact that Google's search engine does have competing search engines that people are free to choose to use means by definition that they aren't a monopoly.
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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by JayM » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:32 am

manyroads wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:39 am
My 6 year old grandson is always amazed that old films are in B&W... and that they no longer teach that type of writing no one can read. ;)
Oh, go on, tell him the truth: the world was black and white back when those films were made.
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If there's a chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America near you and if they have a museum of some sort, take him there and watch him learn about rotary-dial phones, crossbar and stepping switches, and all things wonderful back in the days before the Internet and the cell phone network.

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Post by KBD » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:56 am

srq2625 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 am

Virginia stopped teaching cursive writing for a year or two. The state recently announced that the teaching of cursive would resume in the next school year.

My daughter-in-law was a little bummed when that announcement came out - now she'll no longer have a "secret" means of communication!
I switched schools in grade school. The one I had been going to taught cursive writing in 3rd grade, but the one I moved to had taught it in 2nd grade. I remember taking a book with cursive writing in it up to my teacher and asking her what it was. I hated cursive writing and almost never use it now beyond signing my name. I can see why they want to drop it.
But back to the topic--I hope MS makes a browser that is as good or better than Chrome if for no other reason than we need more serious competition. And it might not be a bad idea if they make an awesome browser that works well on Linux. Right now Chrome is flawless on Linux, but I have occasional issues and uneven experiences on Firefox across Linux distros. More competition could be a good thing.

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Post by j2mcgreg » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:18 pm

JayM wrote:
Just being the best at what you do and/or the most popular vs. your competition doesn't constitute being a monopoly. The fact that Google's search engine does have competing search engines that people are free to choose to use means by definition that they aren't a monopoly.
You can say the same thing about Microsoft, but for all other intents and purposes they are. The higher courts in most free countries tend to consider the intent of a law over it's exact legal wording.
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Post by KBD » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:47 am

More info about the Chromium-based Edge browser
https://www.zenesys.com/blog/microsoft- ... s-answered

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Post by smilliken » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:05 am

Microsoft needs to do something in the browser world. Edge is just awful and a degradation from IE IMO. IE is the choice of my employer due to OS versions installed on the computers. Although we are in the process of upgrading to Win 10!

FF had been my go to for a number of years has it seemed to do everything I needed it to do. But lately, I been forced to use Chrome do to the platforms that use it for their webinars. I'm still not a fan of Chrome, don't like the way they deal with bookmarks or menus. I only have it installed to deal with the webinars, basically. Recently I installed Opera and feel in love with it. The speed dial and bookmarks is much better than what Chrome offers. Opera appears to have its limitations, webinars don't like it even with some of the extensions.

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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by rc racer » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:40 pm

richb wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:37 am
There currently are Linux Chrome based browsers. So why not.
That is true and it is a good question but from what I hear Edge has not been a good web browser. I wouldn't know because I quit using windows before it came out. Most likely having a Linux version of Edge could only improve it.
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