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I replaced Google Chrome with Microsoft Edge and I was impressed

I have set up Google Chrome in such a way that it accounts for more than half of the daily use of the Internet and partly responsible for this was the rich extension system.

Almost everything I do online is powered by Google Chrome, no matter if I'm talking about browsing, social media, email, and other services I use and associated with extensions.

But the more committed I was to Google Chrome, the bigger the problem with the browser. And the more you use it, the more resources you need, finally reaching a point where it really causes a slowdown in the system.

As a user of the Microsoft Surface Book, I am never worried about browser performance problems, especially because these basic activities should not have a significant impact on the way a powerful configuration runs.

But it turns out I was wrong, as Google Chrome reached the point on the Windows 10 laptop, consuming over 2GB RAM with just 3 tabs open. Since I have 5 tabs open all the time, as well as a few other times, I think it's too much for a browser to consume so much.

Of course, I'm not the only one who has this problem. Others are complaining about the same problem, while some are suggesting any kind of alternatives that will eventually make Google Chrome a more resource-friendly browser.


The solution, however, is much easier than you think. Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer, is the solution I am proposing to you, since it obviously "matures" and runs really better.

Microsoft Edge now has the basic expansion pack (not the full package), runs with minimal impact on system performance as it is a parent application and is also fast enough and secure all the time.

This does not mean that Microsoft Edge is a flawless application. And some of the previous drawbacks I have mentioned still remain valid. For example, the browser closes on its own for no clear reason, but this happens much less often now.

The biggest disadvantage I have noticed now is the slow pace of updates that the microsoft has adopted for Edge. As I said, the browser only receives updates with new versions of features Windows 10, and this happens twice a year. So, compared to Chrome, it's not being updated so often.

And yet the drawbacks, which at some point were very tiring for me at the moment, am willing to use Microsoft Edge full-time. To be honest, I will miss Google Chrome, but a browser that has such a great effect on system performance is by no means the right browser for me.

I want everything to be super responsive and fast all the time and I can not imagine that the new generation of hardware will be slowed by a browser. And if this happens, the only option is to get rid of this browser.

That's what I'm doing now, and so far I'm impressed with Edge. Let's hope that the upcoming update of 2018 in October will not change the browser.

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