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I recently assembled a PC for home and I noticed that Chrome took really long to load a site, first I thought that my Internet was bad, but noticed that the Wifi was working fine. And when I used edge, it loaded all sites pretty fast on the same connection. I'm starting to like it for browsing purposes. For reading, I use Sumatra PDF.
I went with Sumatra PDF too, Adobe was getting like chrome, memory hog, way too often firing off to check for updates
chrome default install has it checking EVERY 10 MINUTES for updates - I guess even google realities chrome is so bad it needs to check that often for fixes - too bad if you're on a pay-by-volume/time connection (which sometimes I am) - which is why I'll remove chrome wherever I see it, these days it's just badly done: wastes memory, these days getting slow it wastes your time, and for many now wastes money too! Google, "do no harm" - well done.
Once upon a time internet explorer was the biggest browser - because the masses had no idea how to get something better.
Now chrome is the biggest for exactly the same reason - the dumb masses have no clue how to get something better.
That's the trend these days, we are losing more and more control over our computers and devices. They are now services owned and run by companies, you don't really own your system anymore. That's also why we keep getting non-optional updates forced on us with "fixes" that serve the needs of the company and advertisers rather than the needs of the end users.
Edge is actually not that bad. Chrome is going little bit downhill IMHO. It has become considerably slower and number of background processes it now creates are increasing day by day (reminds of FF; don't know if foxie has changed). Still, Chrome is what I use all the time. Few more proper updates to edge and I might jump the ship.
I use this all the time for my non-DRM ebooks and pin the current book I'm reading to the start menu. But the only annoying thing is it doesn't show the cover on the start menu (which makes trying to work out if the pinned book is the current one I'm reading or not annoying) while explorer shows the cover when it's displaying files as tiles just fine.
I've been saying exactly the same for a while now. It also makes a great PDF reader.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
On my new notebook I didn't even bother to install an Ebook reader or PDF reader, just used Edge for that. Everything worked fine until a week ago CodeProject started behaving badly (or Edge), now I'm using Edge mostly and Chrome for some sites only.