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      • #2084277
        woody
        Manager

        Yeah, I know, it doesn’t make any sense. But if you’re running Windows 7 after Wednesday, you’ll likely get nudged to install the new Chredge = the Ch
        [See the full post at: Neowin: Microsoft will support the new Chromium-based Edge, Chredge, for at least 18 months]

      • #2084298
        Seff
        AskWoody Plus

        Does it have any benefits/drawbacks compared to Chrome?

      • #2084295
        anonymous
        Guest

        It makes perfect sense if you think of is as an advertising platform.

      • #2084316
        PDX5802
        AskWoody Plus

        No thanks. For some reason, Chredge makes me think of cringe.

        • #2084440
          Susan Bradley
          Manager

          IMHO it’s better than Chrome.   And this is for businesses and their needs.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2084319
        Cybertooth
        AskWoody Plus

        So, will Microsoft be issuing monthly Windows 7 patches for Chredge?

        Otherwise, what does it mean to “support” Chredge on Windows 7?

         

        • #2084339
          warrenrumak
          AskWoody Lounger

          Edge will update on its own, independently of the operating system.  It’s just an application, like Chrome.

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      • #2084318
        anonymous
        Guest

        No I’ll have to remain on Firefox and IE11(Just because Windows 7 can not be fully and completely extricated from its IE-component integration). So most of the internet browsing is Firefox and IE’s usage limited to some subset of web interaction where Firefox may have issues.

        I will not even consider revisiting Chredge on Windows 7/8/8.1 usage until  Chredge has  been released as stable for at minimum 6 months on any Windows 7/8/8.1 based systems. I’m still rather unhappy that Firefox does not have a No Default search engine option and really Bing, and even Google, are not my first choice in search engines.

      • #2084340
        abbodi86
        AskWoody_MVP

        Where is the surprise in supporting independent program? regardless the compatible host os 🙂

        not to mention that Win 7/8.1 will not get cEdge through Windows Update in the first place, like Windows 10

      • #2084345
        WildBill
        AskWoody Plus

        Will Chredge be available for Win8.1 tomorrow? Interested to try it, but I would probably stay on Firefox.

        2 Machines for Now!
        #1: Windows 8.1, 64-bit, back in Group A.
        #2: Getting close to buying a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, recently updated to v1909. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
        Wild Bill Rides Again...

      • #2084355
        PerthMike
        AskWoody Plus

        Where is the surprise in supporting independent program? regardless the compatible host os 🙂

        not to mention that Win 7/8.1 will not get cEdge through Windows Update in the first place, like Windows 10

        What’s to say it won’t be included in tomorrow’s final Windows Update push? 🙂

        No matter where you go, there you are.

        • #2084408
          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-blocker-toolkit

          Microsoft will distribute Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) to Home and Pro Edition devices running Windows 10 version 1803 via Windows Update

            All other versions and Editions of Windows are excluded from being delivered automatically
          • #2084430
            b
            AskWoody MVP

            I think that should say “1803 and newer“. It does in the next paragraph.

            Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.1081 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

      • #2084367
        b
        AskWoody MVP

        What’s to say it won’t be included in tomorrow’s final Windows Update push? 🙂

        The fact that it’s not released until the following day?

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.1081 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

      • #2084519
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        There is an update :

        Update: Microsoft has updated it’s statement to only say that it will support Edge on Windows 7, but not for how long. In other words, it’s exactly what we already knew.

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      • #2084548
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        Good to hear, that Microsoft is going to support its own product.. oh sorry.. advertising tool for at least 18 months. I want to test it too, but I refuse to be canary at insider channels. But definatelly, I want to see this browser at work.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

      • #2084552
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        advertising tool for at least 18 months.

        Microsoft had a second thought and removed the ‘for at least 18 months’

        • #2084556
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          I downloaded it anyway and it looks very good. Also it imported my data from chrome within seconds. Im impressed. Also, all our web applications work within this browser. Just wow. Also there are major OFF switches for telemetry. Looks like this wedding went really good at first sight.

          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        • #2084604
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          I knew there will be some catch. See that chredge is snooping my information even if I turned both telemetry switches to OFF? Chredge somehow “logged me into Chrome with my device account credentials” !!! including my PC username and domain!!! Oh ! now my credentials are exposed on some server including my domain account? This is serious. Serious privacy invasion and security risk from my angle of view. If it gets my full name somehow, there is possibility to know our domain users login name convention. So this is the end. I will never use it anymore, this is just too enormous betrayal.

          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 20H2 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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        • #2085337
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          so I guess that means that CrEdge will support Windows 7 until further notice, even past July 2021

      • #2084747
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        ‘MICROFOX’ on the horizon after 18 months of Chredge?

        | Quality over Quantity |
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      • #2085353
        Sinclair
        AskWoody Lounger

        Looks like Chredge is just a stand alone browser. Like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. It is a x64 or x86 application that can run on any Windows version starting with Windows 7.

        It does not replace Windows native Internet Explorer or it’s integrated parts. But it might make them less visible. Like the default placing of the app Edge on the taskbar in Windows 10 but still having IE 11 in the start menu. As such it can be maintained independently from the installed OS. Even though Windows 7 is going out of support. At least at first that does not effect Chredge the application from getting updates and patches on Windows 7.

        But for users that are at least a tiny bit serious about privacy Firefox and it’s clones are the only browser I would use. Try to not feed big G. Or in this case M&G.

        W7 x64 Pro&Home

      • #2085354
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        From what I’ve read, there is NO option of a ‘blank’ homepage unless using an extension to do so? Can anyone confirm this?

        | Quality over Quantity |
        • #2085355
          jabeattyauditor
          AskWoody Lounger

          Here’s the closest I can get by setting the Home page to “new tab” then customizing the new tab page to have as little content as possible (30 seconds of my time):

          newedge3

          There may be further options, but this was just a quick hack at the issue.

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      • #2085358
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        From what I’ve read, there is NO option of a ‘blank’ homepage unless using an extension to do so? Can anyone confirm this?

        There is a setting for ‘new tab page’ in ‘appearance’ and in ‘on startup’ or setting a url…
        You can then customize the new tab page to blank – content off.

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