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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by KBD » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:19 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
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I have a cuckoo clock.. that thing would look ridiculous with a digital display lol
I suppose it could have an lcd screen with a video of a cuckoo bird :)

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:33 pm

:rofl:
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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:45 pm

I think they're going to make us an offer...
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Post by KBD » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:45 pm
I think they're going to make us an offer...
Say it isn't so!!!!
:)
Edit: please don't give them any ideas.

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:11 pm

Thinking of buying an island...
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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by AK-47 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:44 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
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I have a cuckoo clock.. that thing would look ridiculous with a digital display lol
Was it cheap?
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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:45 pm

It was 90DM back in the other century.
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Post by alexjack » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:56 pm

I would consider installing it for one thing: Netflix

Currently, if you want HD Netflix on Linux, as far as I'm aware the only route is to use a plugin for Chrome. If it worked out of the box for Edge, I might try it. FWIW, Edge currently is the only browser that does Netflix in 4K.

No other good reasons.

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Post by m_pav » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:59 pm

In the words of Kon the Fruiterer, "Gooda luck to you family"
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Re: Microsoft would like to bring Edge to Linux

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Post by alexjack » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:01 pm

j2mcgreg wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:40 pm
KBD wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:21 am
Microsoft keeps cozening up to Linux. I'm curious what their end game may be.
I'm thinking that they might be considering getting out of the operating system business in favour of selling their other products as services. Consider that their recent track record hasn't been all that stellar:

- they missed the boat on phones and tablets and Chromebooks have become the de facto standard computer for use in schools
- Vista and Win 8 were abysmal
- they had to give away Win 10 (it was likely far cheaper to do so than trying to fix Vista and Win 8 )
- Surface equipped devices aren't exactly flying off the shelves

I can see them ceding that market to Linux as long as they can then leverage the user base to consume their services.
I'm sure I heard that MS doesn't have a Windows division any more, so they have recognised that the world has changed. Not all schools have though. Some schools in the UK request that students have a windows laptop, which most ignore. Really all they need is something that runs a browser that support Flash, so it can run the hugely dated education web resources.

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