This is what the new Chromium-based Edge looks like

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  1. mood

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    Microsoft Edge faces backlash over new shopping feature/bloatware
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    That's how it looks to me. I was actually considering switching to Edge from FF, but now I'm having second thoughts.
     
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    Edge in Windows or Edge in Linux?
     
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    Edge in Windows. Kees1958 has a nice post about it here:

    https://malwaretips.com/threads/9-microsoft-edge-features-chrome-doesnt-have-yet.110902/#post-966062

    EDIT:

    Actually I would consider Edge in Linux too :)

    And @Gandalf_The_Grey gave me this tip as well:

    https://malwaretips.com/threads/9-microsoft-edge-features-chrome-doesnt-have-yet.110902/#post-966065
     
  7. Sampei Nihira

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    Edge is certainly not more secure than Firefox on a Linux OS.

    Also you have to consider that many extensions (for example UBO) work better with Firefox by admission of the developers themselves.
    The "always HTTPS" feature is currently better performing in Firefox than Edge.
    With Firefox you can deactivate the Insecure Chipher Suites, with Edge you can't do it.

    P.S.

    Probably, it would be interesting a comparative test, the Total Cookie Protection:

    https://www.pcmag.com/news/firefox-total-cookie-protection-tries-to-block-even-more-online-tracking

    feature in addition to the basic one is more performing than similar features in Edge.

    Summing up the pro and the cons however also I consider that in a Windows OS, Edge it surpasses Firefox for safety.
     
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    Good points you bring up, especially the first. More compelling reasons to stick with Firefox :)
     
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    Without any notice, Edge 96 on Windows opted into recommending charities for me to give to, based on my Internet habits (!), as well as a shopping service, but I was able to turn both off in Settings. Also, Edge 96 won't open on my chosen homepage anymore, but always opens the default New Tab page.
     
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    Edge 96 will still open my home page. Still looking around to see what else it is doing. Blocking cookies by the looks of it
    Screenshot 2021-11-27 053805.jpg
     
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    Here is how Microsoft Edge's semi-automated password changing feature works
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