I decided to take a look at its new application Microsoft although not yet available for Linux. So I started my "dusty" Windows 10, to try the new application of the company that hopes to compete with Chrome, but also to correct the reputation that states that its browsers Microsoft are only used to download Firefox and Chrome.
Immediately after installing the application, you will have the opportunity to import your settings from other browsers. These include your favorite pages, browsing history, and saved passwords. I tried importing my settings from Firefox. In part I did it all except the passwords.
With the introduction from Chrome although both applications use Chromium as a base I had the same problem. There does not seem to be compatibility that makes it easy to enter passwords because the two companies probably use different encryption.
Let's use system resources.
The second image shows how many tabs I actually have open:
As you can see the tabs I have open are 6 and in fact one of them (Settings) is an internal address.
The fact that there are ghost tabs in operation should probably be seen again by Microsoft, and in fact soon.
The new application offers the possibility of synchronization but requires your connection to one of its accounts Microsoft. This is normal, as all major browsers use the same practice.
The default is Balanced, while there are Basic and Strict. If you try to use the last setting you will notice that some sites will not display properly.
Of course we should mention that the main point that overcomes its new browser Microsoft against Google Chrome is the protection of personal data. This is the point I think will focus more on Microsoft to compete with Chrome, which is at the top of the list.
It should be noted that Google is an advertising company primarily and most of the company's revenue comes from its ads. So there is room for her Microsoft move more towards online privacy. But surely Google, even though it has the most used browser, will not just sit and watch other browsers block any monitoring (read “Chrome removes third party cookies for more privacy").
But let's look at her privacy statement Microsoft as recorded today, after the release of the new browser.
The company allows access and control of your personal data.
You have options for collecting and using your data from Microsoft. You can check the personal data collected by Microsoft for you and claim your data protection rights by contacting Microsoft or using the various tools it provides.
For example, you can do the following:
Control the use of your data for interest-based advertising by Microsoft. The company has an exception page.
Choose whether you want to receive promotional emails, SMS messages, phone calls and traditional mail from Microsoft.
Access some of your data and delete it through its Privacy Panel Microsoft.
Finally, Microsoft Edge made a start. I can not and do not want to make a prediction for the new browser of the company. What is certain is that several updates must follow in order to have a reliable application, without bugs. Google's dominance of Chrome in the browser market share can be struck by one Microsoft which already has many millions of users through Windows and Office. The idea of using an open source application is very clever, as long as the development of its browser continues Microsoft to be enriched with new features and innovations.