Web Browser

Although Windows 10 (the final version) and takes a few months between us, I’m sure many of you still do not have installed, from which you have done, I am sure that you have kept many of the routines you wore to in prior versions of Windows. This includes the browser chosen and this is what I want to focus today and I come to tell you why you must give him a chance to Edge, the replacement for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Many define it as “straightforward” but despite this, make this the ideal replacement for Google Chrome? Let’s see.

Web Browser
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Who was Spartan?

With the arrival of the Technical Preview of Windows 10, also live landing Project Spartan, Spartan browser appearance (as its name suggests) and that the user experience was highly satisfactory. It was clear that this browser was still under development but promised great results when the final version (eventually the Edge) was available.

Edge News

Its main novelty is that, despite being based on Trident (like its predecessor), has a new engine for rendering web pages. Edge HTML was created from scratch thinking in modern web, so it was including a preload of pages with a dynamic interface. Of course, you cannot miss as basics such as the ability to create lists of favorites or the integration of Bing to carry out searches even though, unfortunately, is still based on Adobe Flash for compatibility with thousands of pages but all are you can customize and even disable.

But one thing that I liked about this browser is the view of reading and web notes.

Reading view in Microsoft Edge

This is responsible for removing from the bars and other elements that distract our reading, to banners, leaving only video, photo and of course text. This is an advantage when it comes to reading texts to a greater extent it is true that small faults have progressively sure will be corrected. Highlight the reading list feature which allows you to store those sites that interest you to read later.

Notes Web in Microsoft Edge

This browser includes another distinctive feature is that you can create a web freehand notes on a page. It is not necessary that your screen is touch is that if you see it necessary can also make these notes with the mouse but have to say that the latter is not the most appropriate. You can also do it with the keyboard and once the you finish, spread them through your social networks or why not email them.

Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge the battle for the fastest




Kraken JavaScript

Octane 2.0

HTML5 Compliance

Chrome 45


747.8 ms

4412.3 ms






4079.5 ms



According to various websites with synthetic tests performed on these two browsers, it seems that Edge is somewhat faster than Chrome in some respects. This has seemed like the time to carry the burden of web pages in both browsers where I had the feeling that Edge was also higher than the Chrome browser. Still, the information is contrary depending on the analysis that you consult you is that there are colleagues from other blogs that synthetic test with Browse mark have obtained a Chrome scores that placed well above Edge. This also happened in the test HTML 5 but not in Octane, where Edge returned to dominate. As we see in our case, we have obtained information contrary is that Chrome ruled over Edge in that test.

Therefore, the feeling is that the user is loading faster websites to which must be added that the consumption of resources is minimal. Here you have an example for you to see how much resources consumes each of the two browsers with the same open web without plug-ins installed in the case of Chrome.


Google Chrome reports directly to the safe navigation of Google API with which it is able to detect sites that are potentially dangerous for our team. Thanks to its constant updates, any security problem is corrected almost nothing being detected. In fact, Chrome is well aware of the safety section so that it performs a scan of those downloads that may seem dangerous or potentially harmful. Of course, also it is known private browsing mode in which history, temporary cookies are not stored. In contrast Edge will not offer Do Not Track, unlike his predecessor, a system that allowed blocking over 90 percent of potentially dangerous sites. Why this change of policy seems to be reasoned in seeking to please Facebook and Google.

Do you would change to Edge if no devise is to use Windows 10?

When it comes to upgrades, Opera, Firefox and Chrome have the advantage. Installed silently, quickly, transparent and downloads updates in the background and automatically apply the new software when it is recast programs. What’s more, third-party browsers updated more frequently, every few weeks, so no major problem is likely to be fixed faster than IE and Safari. It is too early to say how often Microsoft updates Edge.

So do we change to Edge?

The change to this not only means abandoning browser Google Chrome but we must also invest in the use of Windows 10 on our team. However and given the results, synthetic tests are misleading as to the user experience is that, as suggested, the burden of webs has seemed faster in the new browser Microsoft. The reading mode is really attractive and if you’re a person who is more interested in the visual text in a web, maybe you should try this functionality.

But the main problem remains the lack of practical accessories to navigation, something that Chrome provides many functions, for example, blocking unwanted or annoying ads. Anyway, it seems that from Redmond suggest that more features will come to Edge in the remainder of the year. From what I have no doubt that this browser is going to present a tough battle against Chrome and other browsers on the market.

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