There were a few uncomfortable giggles and quite a bit of nervous shuffling in seats at a recent Microsoft presentation. While giving a presentation on the company’s cloud computing platform, Azure, a Microsoft employee was forced to pause and install Google Chrome because Microsoft’s own web browser, Edge, kept crashing.
The idea of Microsoft Edge is to be as fast, clean, and lightweight as possible to cope with the demands of different devices, whether it be a PC, tablet or phone.
To be fair to the employee, he handled it really well and kept his cool. He kept the audience on his side by jokingly avoiding giving his permission to make Google better and then just got on with the presentation of Azure. Even better, it was Microsoft who posted the video to YouTube — a stark contrast to the recent sacking of an Apple engineer for the video his daughter released of an iPhone X. You can check it out below:
Microsoft bundled Edge with Windows 10, and the browser has plenty of great features that could make it a worthy competitor to Google Chrome. Chrome, of course, is the undisputed king of web browsers, with a whopping 59.61% of market share due to its speed and reliability. At the moment, Edge only has about 6% of internet users, while Microsoft’s older and much less reliable browser, Internet Explorer, is still used by almost 15%.
Chrome is a young, fast browser that can browse any web page. It supports all major technologies and standards such as HTML5 and Flash.
Should this video affect which browser you choose? That is up to you. We looked at Microsoft Edge a while back, and we found that it has more than enough features to warrant your attention. Edge outshines Chrome in some respects and falls behind in others. In the end, we concluded that it is definitely worth having more than one browser installed on your machine, which is perhaps the most surprising thing about this video.
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