r/pcmasterrace Dec 03 '21 Silver 2 Helpful 2 Wholesome 3

Damn Microsoft... Meme/Macro

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u/tr3k PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Chromium based Edge.....

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u/Torgosassistant2021 Dec 03 '21 Silver

It's the kid who copies off of your work, then tells you why it's bad, and doesn't change anything except the color of ink they used to copy your answer.

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u/Le_Oken Dec 03 '21

except they did make edge much faster than chrome

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u/kilgenmus i5 7400, GTX 1050Ti Oc, 8gb Ram Dec 03 '21

that is just a "it's actually 30 miliseconds faster" thing articles keep pointing out. they are practically same.

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u/electronicmemories I5 2500K, 16GB DDR3 1333, Quadro K620 Dec 03 '21

as someone with mediocre hardware, its a major difference.

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u/kleptorsfw 3800x + 2080ti Dec 03 '21

Wouldn't Firefox be superior to both?

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u/Cyrus_Halcyon 3970x Threadripper | 2x Titan X pascal | RTX 3090 | 64GB Dec 03 '21

No, you can look up the benchmarks yourself, but JetStream 2 etc, consistently show perofrmance wise that both Chrome and Edge (fastest) out perform Firefox in performance. Part of this has to do with the more conservative use of memory that firefox uses compared to both Chrom and Edge.

EDIT: this holds true for other benchmarks checking quick and graphical processes as well: speedometer and MotionMark. Here is the first article I found from a quick google: https://www.itpro.com/web-browsers/24796/best-browser-2021-chrome-vs-edge-vs-firefox

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u/kjlwillycoyote | 5950X | R9 390 | 2x16@3600mhz | Dec 03 '21

Firefox is slowest because it doesn't take up loads of ram even when not running. Other browsers don't just use more ram when running, they use it even when not running.

Thankfully ram isn't an issue for me, but for my family I always put Firefox on their PCs cause they tend to buy hot garbage laptops that were obsolete half a decade ago and nearly shit the bed on launch.

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u/Naughty_Zippy Dec 04 '21

If you are referring to Chrome/Chromium/Edge, this is true by default because they are configured to continue running in the background when you close them. Go into the settings and disable that and they should no longer leave memory-resident applications running them background.

It may be worth pointing out that, if you do disable this feature, the application will have to fully load every single time (unless you leave at least one window open), which will take longer. If you have slow disk I/O and you frequently use a browser, then it may not be worth turning this feature off.

As an aside, Chromium-based browsers have a task manager, if you need to dig into the details of the browser's memory utilization. It can be quite illuminating to see how resources are consumed as you use the browser.

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u/gk99 Ryzen 5 5600X, EVGA 2070S, 16 GB 3200MHz RAM Dec 03 '21

If you have mediocre hardware I'm not sure why you were ever using a known resource hog as a browser.

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u/YouSayToStay Dec 03 '21

Sometimes you don't have a choice due to website compatibility. There are some sites my company uses as vital, day-to-day operations stuff that simply do not function properly at all in FireFox. It all comes down to the third party coding it, and if you're too cheap to not upgrade a system from mediocre resources, you're definitely not going to spend the much-higher-sum to get the third party to code compatibility to another browser.

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u/Flimsy_Atmosphere_55 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

No chromium is just faster in general. Which is what edge is based on.

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u/YourFriendFromReddit Dec 03 '21

Chrome is also based on chromium, hence the name

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u/Flimsy_Atmosphere_55 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

And chromium is still faster than chrome. Chrome is chromium but with extra crap and not open source.

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u/ShrineMaidenHakurei Arch | 8700k | RTX 3080 | 64GB RAM | 1TB NVMe Boot | 32TB Bulk Dec 03 '21

The only real extra crap is DRM bs which you can still add to Chromium.

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u/Flimsy_Atmosphere_55 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Yeah pretty much. Still that's why chromium is faster.

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u/joseph2explosive Dec 03 '21

Is chromium faster?

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u/jackyman5 Dec 03 '21

Yes because chromium is faster

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u/CosmicCosmix Dec 03 '21

That's why...use Brave

this video was sponsored by NordVPN

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u/Pr0N3wb Dec 03 '21

Brave is also using Chromium

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u/P99_Spacepope Dec 03 '21

Use Netscape navagator

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u/Background-Chance-72 Desktop | Ryzen 5 3600 | GTX 1650 Super | 16Gb DDR4 | Dec 03 '21

NAVAGATOR

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

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u/Mithrandir_Earendur Ryzen 5 5600X | RTX 2060 SUPER | 16 GB 3200 DDR4 Dec 03 '21

You could make an argument that NN is now FireFox.

I would be a very hard argument with very little to stand on, but there's one there.

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u/domdec314 Dec 03 '21

Not too hard. Mozilla was started by Netscape. The Mozilla Suite was based on the Netscape Communicator source code. Firefox is an off shoot of the Mozilla Suite.

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u/Uncoolest-Evar Dec 03 '21

I haven't gotten any crap for downloading and using Brave have you? Rather than the usual bs that comes with changing your default is in the settings. Microsoft must have us written down as a lost cause.

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u/Buttholehemorrhage Dec 03 '21

Vivaldi

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u/ShrineMaidenHakurei Arch | 8700k | RTX 3080 | 64GB RAM | 1TB NVMe Boot | 32TB Bulk Dec 03 '21

Vivaldi squad!

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u/ElectronGames Dec 03 '21

I use Vivaldi to

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u/AscendingPhoenix 5950X-3080Ti|3950X-2080Ti|5900HX-3080M|G9Neo Dec 03 '21

This is giving me vibes of “Hashirama is made of 100% Hashirama cells which means he’s really strong”

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u/GreenMachine_ Dec 03 '21

Chromium is just upstream Chrome, not much in terms of performance difference there. Edge has Windows-specific performance tweaks that does actually give it an edge over both base Chromium and the Chrome product.

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u/8923ns671 Dec 03 '21

if NOT Windows: sleep(30)

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u/Flimsy_Atmosphere_55 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Your statement about chromium is kinda correct. Though they also put extra features in chrome. So it's more than an upstream Chrome

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u/GreenMachine_ Dec 04 '21

That is generally how commercially supported open source projects work…

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u/chicken_noodle_boi48 i7-10700K, 3060Ti, 32GBDDR4, 1 TB FireCuda 520 Cyberpunk 2077 LE Dec 03 '21

Also edge isn't as horrible for ram consumption

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u/PM_Me_Frosted_Tits Dec 03 '21

If you run Windows Edge is faster, I mean I still use Opera but it's 100% better than Chrome. People just can't hop off Google's dick long enough to try anything else.

Not to mention how fucking often Chrome tries to get me to download it. People shit on Edge for that but what they don't know (because they already have Chrome installed) is that Chrome sends just as many fucking notifications about how Chrome is the best and you need to suck it's cock ASAP.

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u/ItsRageHD R5 5600X | GTX 1650 | 24G DDR4-3000 Dec 04 '21

This

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u/chocotripchip Dec 03 '21

Except that Microsoft did make a lot of changes, and Edge is a lot better than Chrome.

Faster, more secure, and it has more features.

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u/Doookkie Debian GNU/Linux, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Ryzen 5 2600, 16 GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

Sources? Evidence?

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u/PM_Me_Frosted_Tits Dec 03 '21

https://www.avast.com/c-fastest-web-browsers

Edge beats Chrome by a significant margin, Safari is fastest but not available for Windows devices.

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u/frankGawd4Eva Dec 04 '21

Unless I'm having a made-up memory, wasn't there a time when Apple was releasing a beta version of Safari for Windows?

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u/DarkStarrFOFF Dec 04 '21

They did have Safari on Windows but it's incredibly out of date. I'm not sure modern safari even has many of the features people expect, which is probably part of why it's faster.

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u/ShrineMaidenHakurei Arch | 8700k | RTX 3080 | 64GB RAM | 1TB NVMe Boot | 32TB Bulk Dec 03 '21

To be fair it probably is a bit faster on Windows as Microsoft likely added in a ton of Windows-specific tweaks and optimizations.

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u/Steinkelsson PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Chromium based Chrome.... People should just use barebone Chromium browser.

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u/survivorr123_ Dec 03 '21

no google integration, it was removed in not that recent update

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u/SparroHawc Dec 03 '21

So less tracking my every move across the internet? Sounds like a plus to me.

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u/Ever2naxolotl be quiet! fanboy Dec 04 '21

As if Google wouldn't know everything about you from your phone anyway. Google integration is extremely useful and I use it in some way every day. I don't give a shit if Google knows that I'm ordering cheap Dildos on Etsy if I get a good browser in exchange.

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u/ClassicNet Dec 04 '21

Is tracking still a concern im 2021? I respect your persistence.

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u/Strannix123 ZorinOS | i7-8700 | GTX 1080 Ti | 16 GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

So did Google pretty much make the default Chromium the same as ungoogled-chromium?

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u/Nevermind04 Ryzen 9 3900X, RTX 2070 SUPER, 64GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

Came here to say this, lol. Edge is a feature package built on Chromium. Microsoft neglected IE for so long that they're really not in a position to talk shit about other browsers.

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u/blastfromtheblue top spec mac mini for dwarf fortress Dec 03 '21

it is better than chrome though. i don’t know what you meant to imply by “feature package” but msft put quite a lot of effort into it, it’s not just a reskinned chrome.

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u/HenkAchterpaard Dec 03 '21

Those who listen and keep using Edge then open GMail and are rewarded with another nag message about upgrading switching to Chrome. The cycle never ends.

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u/deeeep_fried Dec 03 '21

That’s why I use Firefox. No stupid pop ups from either side

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u/Your_One_Lord i5 10400f | msi ventus rtx 3070 | 16bg DDR4 3600mhz Dec 03 '21

I use tor.

it's slow and doesn't leave my login details for any sites, but I use it for a very important reason.

pedancy

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u/oberynmviper Dec 04 '21

Woah, no need to bring the children into this.

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u/oOo-_-oOo Dec 03 '21

What gets me is duckduckgo prompts me to switch to them... ON THEIR OWN HOMEPAGE

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u/NinjaHDD i5 6600k | 16GB DDR4 | GTX 1070 Dec 03 '21

What’s wrong with 2008?

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u/ballgkco Desktop 6600K@5K | GTX 1070TI | 16 gb RAM Dec 03 '21

Pretty sure it's a Black Eyed Peas reference

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u/Henriquelj Dec 03 '21

Very 2000Late

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u/phillysan Ryzen 7 2700 | GTX 1070 SC | ROG Strix B350-F | 16GB DDR4 3200 Dec 03 '21

Which, ironically, is itself "so 2008"

Classic Microsoft

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u/iamme9878 Dec 03 '21

Typical of Microsoft to be that behind.

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u/speepealette Dec 03 '21

it's literally when chrome was launched lmao

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u/Agreeable-Weather-89 Dec 03 '21

Vista.

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u/NinjaHDD i5 6600k | 16GB DDR4 | GTX 1070 Dec 03 '21

That’s 2006/2007. Many people who hated vista just stuck to XP during 2008 then switched to 7 in late 2009.

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u/finklestink Dec 03 '21

Yep, that would be me.

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u/DeeVeeOus Dec 03 '21

More like 2000 and late.

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u/possitive-ion Ryzen 2600X | GTX 1080 TI | 32 GB Dec 03 '21

2000 and late.

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u/yoriaiko lol they have an icon for macs Dec 03 '21

I tell You whats good with 2008 - no edge!

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u/Grahomir Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1660 Super, 16GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

Don't use Chrome, use reskinned Chrome instead

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u/Rocker9835 Laptop Dec 03 '21

Edge is better than chrome for me. Collections feature really helps me sort my college stuff subject wise.

But that pop up is fucking cringe. Why microsoft?

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u/imhereformemea Dec 03 '21

edge is better for me bcoz for some reason chrome likes to occupy 85% of my 5600h for no reason at all.

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u/SnickyBee Dec 03 '21

Weird, I just checked and Chrome is using 1% of my 4800H

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u/imhereformemea Dec 03 '21

It doesn't do it constantly. What happened with me that I would be playing a game or editing a vidro and suddenly my pc will slow down. I would open Taks manager to see chrome using a lot of cpu. This was random and happened even when chrome was closed. Saw a lot of post with similar problem but never a fix. This happened on my 10400f PC as well.

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u/bryanl12 Dec 03 '21

It’s the Software Reporter Tool. Chrome uses it to scan your computer for software that could interfere with Chrome’s operation, I think.

Anytime I hear my CPU fan speed up when I open chrome I check task manager to see if it’s running. If it is I just kill it. Happens about once a week.

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u/tehdox Dec 03 '21

Why not just use a better browser

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u/ScoffSlaphead72 Ryzen 7 5800x | RTX 3070 Ti | 32GB 3600 Mhz Dec 03 '21

Is there any way to permanently turn it off?

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u/K0R2N Dec 03 '21

Chrome is spoiled as shit. If it detects that you aren't doing anything taxing, then it will eat up all the recource you got. But there's the problem, it doesn't detect it fast enough or at all sometimes. But when it is working correctly it's pretty good.

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u/imhereformemea Dec 03 '21

It's pathetic that it hasn't been fixed

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u/MyNameIsRay 5@4.5ghz, GTX1080oc, 16gb ram, 1.5TB SSDs, 17TB HDDs Dec 03 '21

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Edge's "Collections" the same as Chrome's "Bookmark Folders"?

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u/FS16 Dec 04 '21

functionally yes, but the UI/UX is 10x better

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u/night_fapper Dec 03 '21

Why microsoft?

because Microsoft. you actually expect a bottom line?

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u/nekokattt Dec 03 '21

Like how Chrome is reskinned Chromium?

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u/07WoefulMatrix Dec 03 '21

Firefox is the way

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u/KoiOf_Madness Dec 03 '21

Fire Fox for the win!

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u/SnookiWookieeCookie Laptop Dec 03 '21

Hell yeah Firefox master race

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u/OmegaRejectz Dec 03 '21

there's no space. Firefox.

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u/stone-d-fox42 Dec 03 '21

So is fire fox still a thing or should I just downvote myself? Been using it for yeeeaaarrss. I despise chrome and edge.

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u/BlasterPhase Dec 03 '21

yes it is, and it's still better than Chrome or Edge

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u/Hypnoticbat9555 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Or Opera (GX)

I tried every browser and still I go back to firefox

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u/Cole__MacGrath__ Dec 03 '21

My only complaint about FireFox on Win 10 is that it starts up slowly even after I empty my cache and shit. Not a big deal for me as I just pop the browser open and then go grab coffee or something.

I find it to be superior than Chrome and Edge and I'm never going to switch.

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u/stone-d-fox42 Dec 03 '21

I’m intrigued by this. I’m on win10 as well and Firefox comes up instantly for me!

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u/bstock Dec 04 '21

Sounds like there's something going on with your system. I use firefox on all my machines across various OS's (including Win10) and haven't seen this issue before. My main machine has 4 independent windows (across 3 monitors) with prob 60 tabs and the windows all come up in about 1 second, with data popping up on in all of the windows in about 3-4 seconds. On my laptops it fully loads in 1-2 seconds.

Is your machine on HDD instead of SSD? That's the most likely thing I could think of that would significantly affect loading speed like that.

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u/Cole__MacGrath__ Dec 04 '21

Interesting observation. I do have an HDD but why would Firefox be the only one that cold starts a little slower, even after cache clearings and such?

Must be other issues but it's not enough of a problem to warrant a troubleshooting trek.

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u/flaystus https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bjDdqp Dec 03 '21

Firefox stands above them all.

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u/zanep0 Ryzen 3900x, 64gb@3900mhz, 2070 super, 30TB redundant storage Dec 03 '21

Yeah. Typically anything backed by EFF is gonna be at least halfway decent.

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u/Captaindraeger Dec 03 '21

Except on mobile, where I would like to be able to print

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u/AsherGray Dec 03 '21

Except you can use UBlock Origin on mobile Firefox; can't use it on Chrome

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u/Zipa7 Dec 03 '21

If you are on Android and want a Chromium based browser that can use chome extensions there is Kiwi.

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u/argv_minus_one Specs/Imgur Here Dec 03 '21

Who the heck prints on mobile?

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u/Captaindraeger Dec 03 '21

Me. And many others.

Edit: yes we are a clan and we meet on Thursdays in my mom's basement. Dm if you want the secret password

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u/SosseTurner Windows 7 ULT Ryzen 5 3600 RTX2060S 16GB Custom Build Dec 03 '21

I usually just downlod the document and use some other android printer plugin from samsung or brother depending which printer I use

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u/SirGeorgington Ryzen 5 3600, GTX 980 Ti Dec 03 '21

Microsoft doesn't remember the last time they got antitrusted over this crap?

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u/Safebox Dec 03 '21

I think they'll get away with it this time cause they're not actively blocking you from using Chrome. It's more invasive advertising this time, same shit they do in their start menu.

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u/Cosmic_Shari i5-10400F | RX 580 | 32GB DDR4 Dec 03 '21

And tbf Chrome has been doing this on Google web pages for like a decade+ now. If we don't complain about that we shouldn't complain about this

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u/BlasterPhase Dec 03 '21

we do complain about that

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u/CC-5576-03 i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GTX 1070 Strix | 1440p144hz Dec 03 '21

Anti trust stuff and splitting monopolies are so 20th century, you know what new? Rewarding monopolies

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u/z64dan ASUS X570 - AMD 3700x - 2070 SUPER Dec 03 '21

You know what's cool? Having 10 media companies control all the information and entertainment you see.

You know what's cooler? Having 3 media companies control all the information and entertainment you see.

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u/Rage_quitter_98 Dec 03 '21

lol that cheeky sentence already would count as antitrust ?

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u/L1ghtR4y Dec 03 '21

Firefox on top

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u/Red-Jester Desktop Dec 03 '21

I went back to using Firefox a year ago. Something about it felt like coming home.

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u/CalvinHobbesN7 R9 3950X | 1080Ti | 64GB RAM | EKWB Dec 03 '21

I don't trust either of them. Firefox FTW.

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u/X-Demo Dec 03 '21

I love Microsoft using chromium to then slam the use of Chrome...

Edge is about as new as Google Chrome with its base design. One of the reasons that I like Edge 🤣

It's just all the same these days.

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u/regeya i5-3570 | RX 580 Dec 03 '21

I remember back in college, trying out the pre-1.0 KDE (Linux desktop) and reading Microsoft's announcement about integrating Internet Explorer into Explorer, from the KDE filemanager.

KDE had written their own HTML renderer called khtml. Then Apple wanted to have a browser other than Internet Explorer or Firefox, so they forked khtml and improved it, named it WebKit, and built it into Safari. Then Google took WebKit, forked it, improved it, and built Chrome on it.

And now, Internet Explorer has been replaced by the engine I used to read that announcement. How times change.

We've almost come full circle. KDE has a stripped-down browser based on QtWebEngine, which is itself based on Chromium.

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u/BlasterPhase Dec 03 '21

It's just all the same these days.

never heard of Firefox?

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u/akioet Desktop Dec 03 '21

This OS is so 2008! You know what is new? Switching to Linux!

(this is just a joke, please don't start a huge discussion as to whether Linux is good or not)

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '21 edited 28d ago

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u/implicitpharmakoi Dec 03 '21

Too late, FreeBSD or death, the NetBSD heresy shall not stand

Yes brother, we must purge the mutant, the alien and the heretic.

Seriously though, 12 is banging.

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u/Madenmannn Dec 03 '21

Firefox + Duck Duck go

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u/99Direwolf Dec 03 '21

*Laughs in Firefox*

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u/WhtMage209 Dec 03 '21

I've been using Firefox for more than a decade now, but recently I've seen people saying that it's outdated and generally shit, but without argumenting further. They had tons of upvotes through, so they may have a point. Could someone elaborate why it sucks so much, and convince me (average, casual user) to make the switch?

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u/douglasg14b Ryzen 5 5600x | RX6800XT Dec 03 '21

They had tons of upvotes through, so they may have a point

Ah yes, then "xxx number of people can't be wrong" argument/mistake.

People pile onto things they know nothing about just because they can.

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u/argv_minus_one Specs/Imgur Here Dec 03 '21

They don't have a point. They're idiots. If they did have a point, they would elaborate.

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u/Teyanis 5800X / 3090 (zotac gods) Dec 03 '21

It is a little dated. Their dev team isn't what it used to be and they don't stand out as much anymore. For example, every so often you'll hear of a compatibility issue or something with firefox, and it always takes them weeks if not months to react to it, like way back when youtube went to 60fps, it took the firefox team weeks to upgrade their browser to hanle it.

The biggest draw for them is "we don't track you", but every website tracks you anyway, so that doesn't really matter for shit in the end. I honestly don't believe they don't track you anyway.

If you're comfy don't bother switching. Chrome/edge will probably be like an 1/8th of a second faster but you'll never notice.

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u/Cole__MacGrath__ Dec 03 '21

My only minor complaint on Win 10 is FireFox is slow to start up even after clearing cache and all that junk. But I can deal with it. It's not a big deal until I have to test website stuff for work on other browsers and note Edge and Chrome start noticeably faster. Not switching though. I love my great fox of fire.

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u/starkiller685 Dec 03 '21

I think the true question is what company do you want selling your browsing data ms or google?

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u/GeforcerFX P3 at 733mhz| 256mb RDRAM | Riva TNT2 Ultra Dec 03 '21

Microsoft will at least pay you and give you giftcards so theirs that.

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u/starkiller685 Dec 03 '21

True and that’s how I got mass effect free on Xbox lol

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u/Last_Snowbender Arch | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | RX 6800 XT | 64 GB DDR 4 3200 Dec 03 '21

Honestly this kind of BS is one of the reasons why I left the MS ecosystem. Showing ads in my start menu is one thing, but telling me all the time that I should use some shitty microsoft product is so obnoxious.

I want to work with my OS, not against it.

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u/Flimsy_Atmosphere_55 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

We use arch BTW

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u/Last_Snowbender Arch | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | RX 6800 XT | 64 GB DDR 4 3200 Dec 03 '21

I didn't want to say it in the post but I now noticed it's in my flair lmao.

But yes, it's the superior OS.

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u/Ciberbago R5 2600 | 32GB DDR4 3000MHZ | GTX 1660 Ti | 144hz Dec 03 '21

For not gaming maybe yes.

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u/Last_Snowbender Arch | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | RX 6800 XT | 64 GB DDR 4 3200 Dec 03 '21

True, even tho that's not exactly the fault of arch or linux in general. And considering barely any devs cares about linux, the games do run surprisingly well in most cases.

Steamdeck gonna be a gamechanger if it sells well.

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u/Ciberbago R5 2600 | 32GB DDR4 3000MHZ | GTX 1660 Ti | 144hz Dec 03 '21

I never said it was linux fault, but in the end... for a final user, does not matter who's fault is, they just want things working :/

I've been trying to switch to linux for years, but there is always one game or configuration that does not work even after hours of research. I love tinkering, but sometimes I just want to be able to arrive from work, sit and play, not setting up everything to work for 1 hour before I can play. As I said, I'd love to be able to make the jump to linux, but my pc is mainly used for gaming, would not be the best option for me right now, unless things change.

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u/gonengazit lenovo thinkstation s20 w3550 xeon Dec 03 '21

You can always dual boot, use windows for gaming, and Linux for everything else

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u/Ready-Bid-575 Linux Dec 03 '21

For the most part yeah. Though we just now need EAC support as Battleye just got implemented.

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u/Ultrex_2017 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

DuckDuckGo FTW

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u/Sixstringeek Dec 04 '21

DDG is the way

for me

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u/ceramicsaturn 5950x | 3090FE | 32GB 4kmhz | Seasonic Syncro Case/PSU Dec 03 '21

I mean, I dont like Google either, but I'm not going to pretend MS isn't going to take the data and do the same lol. Use Brave.

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u/9811Deet i7 8700k | 1080ti Dec 03 '21

Cool kids use Firefox.

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u/abnormalcat Dec 03 '21

Why y'all using Chrome and chromium browsers?? You say "fuck Chrome" and then use Brave or whatever which is based on Chromium. Makes no fucking sense at all

Use Firefox. Not chrome, not chromium, not Google. Unless there's a better non-chromium browser I need to switch to

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u/Nateninja711 Dec 03 '21

Brave browser

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u/Gasrim4003 Dec 03 '21

Fine then, I'll just use a browser from 2002, good old firefox.

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u/l_______I i7-4790, GTX 1060 6 GB, 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

This is the most unfunny joke I saw in this year, Microsoft.

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u/OverCookedMac Dec 03 '21

All my homies use FireFox, less ram

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u/ICE0124 Dec 03 '21

Mainly I use brave I can recommend it. You can opt in for getting BAT and the AD blocker is nice too

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u/Safebox Dec 03 '21

I wait for the day when Linux is able to support the majority of games so I can move away from Microsofts crap.

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u/distortedSine Dec 03 '21

The day is not far away my man!

I use windows only on my gaming PC but I'm planning on dual booting since most games I play are either native or platinum on Proton DB. Keeping the windows side just for gamepass.

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u/Safebox Dec 03 '21

I want to dual boot to do dev work on Linux but it feels like a waste without just buying a secondary machine

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u/distortedSine Dec 03 '21

If you have an SSD, rebooting into a different OS is not that cumbersome. Also the more you start using Linux the less you will actually want to switch to windows. Check out r/linux_gaming and see if you can migrate and how much you can migrate. If most of your workouflow runs on Linux, you have to switch to windows only for game mode and that too might be only for certain games.

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u/Safebox Dec 03 '21

It's more transferring files between the two or taking a break from programming to play games then switching back quickly.

I guess I can look into it more.

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u/Ready-Bid-575 Linux Dec 03 '21

Steam just added Battleye support. Just need EAC support now. Gaming is looking better then ever now.

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u/Helhiem Dec 03 '21

I never understand with this obsession to switch to Linux.

Your giving up Microsoft problems like this for a whole set of other problems that actually limit functionality and ease of use. Seems like such a waste of time even non gaming stuff.

Just pirate Windows and use the many programs available to de-Microsoft it

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u/Safebox Dec 03 '21

Thing I've found is Linux feels much much cleaner. Plus I prefer UNIX file systems over DOS cause it makes indexing easier for software development.

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u/LibertarianCommie999 Dec 03 '21

Just use Brave. Getting paid to NOT see ads is just awesome

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u/Zub0i Dec 04 '21

You meant gwtting paid to see ads

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u/LibertarianCommie999 Dec 04 '21

Honestly I dont even notice brave ads

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u/countrymac_is_badass Dec 03 '21

Both companies are annoying about what browser you use. Either MS bothers you with Edge recommendations, or if you switch to Edge and use Google sites it'll bother you to install Chrome.

I made the switch to Edge and so far I do like it. The fact that I can run Chrome extensions is a huge plus, and I feel it performs better than Chrome over all. Feels quick and snappy to me.

I'd rather use Firefox but something about the last few releases has felt off. I've had more problems with that browser than anything else, it also feels slower. It's a shame, because it was my go to for so long.

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u/argv_minus_one Specs/Imgur Here Dec 03 '21

It's gross, but fair's fair—Google also unfairly advertises Chrome to Edge users.

Now, if Microsoft shows this kind of shit when you try to download Firefox, then we've got a problem.

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u/VegShiva Dec 03 '21

Try to use Edge to search for Firefox...

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u/newbingnewb Dec 03 '21

MS Edge: so slow it took 6years to come up with that joke.

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u/Rustin007 Dec 03 '21

Lol I always go to ninite.com for setting up a new pc. fking Microsoft cant do shit

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u/Drehmini R5 3600 | RTX 3060Ti Dec 03 '21

Just use winget :)

winget install Google.Chrome Valve.Steam

If you don't know what you're looking for use winget search {{application}}

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u/ElektriXx2 Dec 03 '21

So it’s apt-get for windows?

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u/Drehmini R5 3600 | RTX 3060Ti Dec 03 '21

Pretty much and it's awesome.

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u/CC-5576-03 i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GTX 1070 Strix | 1440p144hz Dec 03 '21

Edge > Chrome

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u/SmokiestDrip PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Windows is so 1985.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

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u/notthefuckingducks Dec 03 '21

What's the point of using a privacy search engine if you use chrome as your browser?? Switch to Firefox or brave

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u/octosquid11 PC Master Race Dec 03 '21

Web capture is great and stylistically I enjoy edge a lot more. It’s also where I keep all my passwords so that too.

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u/Zeiis I5-9300H | Nvidia GTX 1650 | 32gb @2666Mhz Dec 03 '21

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u/Makalaby Dec 03 '21

I can't even tell if it's real or not coming from Microsoft spyware

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u/DTA02 Dec 03 '21

Edge for the win!

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u/Akash7713 Dec 03 '21

Ples dont giv them your data, giv us.

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u/ConversationUpper588 Dec 03 '21

Some of us prefer the times before COVID Microsoft

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u/PixiStrix Dec 03 '21

And you're so 2000 and late

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u/Odd-Frame9724 Dec 03 '21

Edge is pretty good.

Google's entire business model is selling your information

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u/Vaunred1 Dec 03 '21

Microsoft over here thinking they're all 3 thousand and 8.

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u/GamingNEWZ PC Master Race Dec 04 '21

Imagine using proprietary browsers

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u/Cypher_Xero Dec 04 '21

Microsoft... The ultimate edge lord,.. Lol

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u/StarAugurEtraeus 5950x|3080 Suprim X|240hz Gang|64GB 3600 Dec 04 '21

laughs in Opera GX

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u/naebulys i3-8100 | GTX 1050 | 16GB RAM | 7.5TB Storage Dec 04 '21

Firefox my man, fuck Chromium based

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u/Bleglord Dec 04 '21

Unpopular opinion:

Edge is objectively better than chrome now (for web browsing, fuck edge hijacking PDF from actual PDF programs).

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '21

Why are they pushing edge so hard anyway? Data collection and advertising money?

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u/argv_minus_one Specs/Imgur Here Dec 03 '21

That and they're now pushing some sort of predatory lending scam. Embarrassing.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '21

Brave is my favorite browser to use cus screw chrome and edge

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u/Anavay19 Laptop Dec 03 '21

Brave is goood

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u/electronicmemories I5 2500K, 16GB DDR3 1333, Quadro K620 Dec 03 '21

microsoft edge is better lmao

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u/thewebsiteisdown i5 4690, 16GB, GTX970 Dec 03 '21

Edge is so much better than Chrome. It's not even close.

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