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Microsoft Edge is becoming the browser you didn’t know you needed

Edge's "Inspirational" page layout—which basically just means "slap a pretty wallpaper on it"—isn't our favorite for day-to-day use. Makes for a nice screenshot, though.
Enlarge / Edge’s “Inspirational” page layout—which basically just means “slap a pretty wallpaper on it”—isn’t our favorite for day-to-day use. Makes for a nice screenshot, though.

Jim Salter

It’s no secret that we’ve been enthusiastic about Microsoft’s new, Chromium-based Edge browser for a while now. But that enthusiasm has mostly been limited to “a default Windows browser that doesn’t suck,” rather than being for any particularly compelling set of features the new Edge brings to the browser ecosystem.

In a folksy announcement this week, Microsoft politely declared its determination to step up our expectations from “doesn’t suck” to somewhere on the level of “oh, wow.” Microsoft Corporate VP Liat Ben-Zur spent plenty of time enthusing about the way the new features are, apparently, already changing her life.

Unfortunately, despite her use of the present tense, most of them aren’t yet available—even on the Canary build on the Edge Insider channel.

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