In This Chapter
Why does Microsoft need a new browser?
What Edge does — and doesn’t do
Stepping through Edge
Settings for the nascent browser
As we went to press, Microsoft Edge was just starting to spread its wings. Born in a hellish crucible of Internet Explorer excess, Microsoft’s new browser is fast and light, and — most importantly — it has shed all the baggage that IE carried for so long.
Why? Microsoft took its dominance in the web browser market as an excuse to release all sorts of Microsoft-only products, tie them into the browser, and convince developers to sing the IE song: ActiveX and Silverlight, Helper Objects, and Explorer Bars are all part of a lexicon that should have never appeared — one that should be crushed as quickly as possible.
What does that mean for ...