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I am sure Microsoft wants their new browser to succeed and It might.
However, media pieces like this, don't help it.

So, lets get to the nitty of it all.

1. Want smoother scroll, Turn on smooth scroll in chrome. 
  - go to about://flags ... search for "Smooth Scrolling" which,
Enables the experimental smooth scrolling implementation. You now have smooth scrolling. 
 Firefox has it too.

2. "smooth performance applies to loading webpages as well"
 - I am actually going to leave this one alone. Since, it depends on Hardware, internet connection and site your visiting.
 I will also lump in this "I can also actually stream 1080p and even 4K video without a hitch", as I can too with chrome and firefox on my machine. 

3. " I consistently get a couple more hours of battery life with Edge than with Chrome "
 - I have actually seen a notable change in battery life using chrome, by blocking Flash, uninstalling JAVA and using an Adblocker.  However, even better with firefox, btw.

4.  "The only thing Edge is really missing right now is an extensions platform"
 - and there we have it, the reason many people won't use Edge.

5. "The search bar is also more functional than in other browsers, providing direct answers to queries such as the weather without opening up a search engine, while Cortana integration makes it easy to get answers about on screen text without interrupting your browsing session."
- There are extensions that will give the same abilities to FF and Chrome. However, the "direct" answers and "assistant integration" are seen by many as simply privacy issues and not helpful.
Having said that, Edge offers nothing that the "OK google" hotword and the about:flags "Answers in Suggest"
which, If enabled, responses to certain types of queries will appear directly in the Omnibox suggestion list. 

and finally...
Security experts for Enterprise usage are saying that Edge won't cut it.  -

 So, I can only assume then that this piece of journalism was either an opinion piece ( and read like it too), or a paid advertisement. Either way. Don't fall for the hype.

Edge browser video;
From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser - then still ...
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Thanks +Randal McDowell​! Appreciate your due diligence on this :D
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A very secure and encrypted chat program with video calling.
Worth a look and if you want to add me.
Just ask for my ID :)
With the rise of government monitoring programs, Tox provides an easy to use application that allows you to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is totally free, and comes without advertising.
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I have not seen telegram... but, wow, nice feature set, will try it out. thanks +Jordan Schnaidt 
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Our taxes well spent. #Navy #XP  
The Navy is paying Microsoft millions to keep upgrading its Windows XP computers.
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Xp is not a secure os... much less so than Vista or windows 7. One should probably presume the entire naval network has already been compromized. Oh well whatever.
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It's Over! I found Electro Swing......
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"Clover 3" Clover is an extension of the Windows Explorer, to add multi-tab functionality similar to Google Chrome browser. 

This is another must have piece of software. Allowing bookmarks for folders, tabs and more.

I love the tabs, being able to copy files from one tab to another by dragging and the fact that it's contained and therefore no need to have 3 or 4 windows open. This is especially nice for small monitor systems, like netbooks.
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Sometimes a company comes along and tries something really neat. Something wild and new, that was Chrome bookmarks. They made sense, I liked them. 
Then an up-welling of people who hate change, don't want to learn or evolve with technology, just want what they know, comes along and ruins it for us all.

That almost happened! However, Google, being a bit smarter then say Microsoft and the "start button", decided to give us an extension, so that we could continue using the more powerful and enhanced bookmarks I love.
Late last year, Google launched a new bookmark manager for Chrome but the overhaul wasn't that popular with users. After months of silence, Google has quietly confirmed that it's ...
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Oh thank you google for the extension :-) 
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ty +Jordan Schnaidt for mentioning this.
I actually prefer this over the others.
with a client for every system and just as secure.
check it out.

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#cutcord   #waitforVOD  1 more reason to skip the theater and wait for VOD/Download/DVD etc...
An Ohio mom was outraged when she took her children to see Pixar's new Inside Out at a movie theater and the projectionist accidentally screened the horror film Insidious: Chapter 3. Jazmyn Moore e...
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Electro swing you ask..... well, How can I stop a cat like you from having an ear bash, I'll clue you cause I know your no Clanked  cube. Don't feel so Joe Doe, Lay a patch with that mouse, you'll be on the hook, or snowed, maybe grundy? just don't ice it.

later ;)
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If you have never heard of ninite, then now is a good time.
"No toolbars. No clicking next. Just pick your apps and click Get Installer."

Select the apps you want to install, and it installs them for you. They always skip the adware etc.. and give you a clean speedy install. 
I have a base Ninite that i saved to Google drive, so that I can get the stuff I need without any hassles. It's also on my thumbdrive!
I don't have to worry that the installer will install older copies, as it's always up to date!

"You don't have to watch for updates. Our bots do that."

3 easy steps...
1. Click all the apps you want
2. Click Get Installer and run it
3. Run it again later
"Your installer will update apps to the latest versions. If something is up-to-date we'll skip it"

There is even a pro version for companies. Oh, yeah.. did I mention, it's free! Enjoy!
The easiest, fastest way to update or install software. Ninite downloads and installs programs automatically in the background.
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This is my first post in a series of software that I find indispensable on any PC.

Notepad++ is great in that it does many things, but most importantly does them all well. read about it on lifehacker and pick it up here:
The humble text editor is an indispensable tool for many developers, web designers, writers, and people simply looking for a quick way to jot down notes. But there are much better options than notepad.exe; one of our favorites is Notepad++. Five Best Text Editors Five Best Text Editors Five Best Text Editors Whether you're a developer or a writer, a good text editor is a must-have on any computer, in… Read more Read more
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My favorite app!
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The Fugue system is so easy to bring into any medium. Here I saw this picture, and thought... there is an adventure. By defining each person in the image with a simple 3 line character sheet,  I was able to convey this encounter quickly. Anyone looking this over should easily be able to determine the encounter, the adventure and maybe even a campaign seed, is the goal. 

Some maybe wondering, what year is this, what town, where in the world is it? See, you get to have a hand in creating it too!

+Fugue Games  #TheFugueSystem  
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  • Linn-Benton Community College
    1991 - 1992
Tech fan, Geek, Nerd, movie Fanatic, that's ME!
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    2005 - present
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