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News Microsoft boasts of Edge's battery-boosting chops

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 21 Jun 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Judge Zetsumei New Member

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    I love Chrome and as a web developer use it extensively daily but I use Edge on my laptop for personal use. It's hard to switch because all my data is in Chrome but the battery life gains are too much to dismiss.
     
  3. Star*Dagger

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    For the dozen or so people who are still stupid enough to use anything Microsoft that has to do with the Internet.

    Really now!

    Yours in stunned Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    You mean like they're operating system? You know, the one that connects to the internet.
     
  5. koola

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    they're != their

    Not enough to make me switch to Windows. They should really make it cross platform, but that's never going to happen :sigh:
     
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    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    sheatsGiven == 0
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    As someone who used to use a La Fonera access point and who is opted-in to BT's Fon network, I feel the need to point out a couple of things here. First, yes other BT Broadband users can connect to your broadband and browse the web, it's true - but that's all they can do. They're completely isolated from your internal network: they can't see you, you can't see them. They're also authenticated, meaning that if they do anything dodgy (piracy, CP, whatever) it's not going to come back and bite you in the bum. Finally, they're bandwidth-limited so they can't appreciably slow your connection down.

    Oh, and as others have mentioned: you're free to turn it off!
     
  8. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Now each major browser has something I want from it... great

    I don't suppose there's any kind of utility that would let me take the syncing that Chrome does across all of my devices and hook Edge into it?
     
  9. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Wrong thread? Was this meant to be in the new BT router thread?
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yes. Yes, it was. Must have tapped the wrong link on my phone this morning!
     
  11. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Windows made him do it. :D
     

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