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re: Well, I hope. But even if they get lazy sitting on their success, it will probably take just as long as with IE to get moving out of there again

As much as Google is basically the Internet inc., I don't think it's a good thing developers have to put up with ancient and abandoned browsers. Edge felt like IE 11.1, with partial ES2015 support that was all over the place.

I assume Microsoft can easily put more manpower into their browser than Mozilla, and outdo them, yet they've never done that.

Don't forget that Google is wrapping Chromium to make Chrome and that Chromium is fully open-sourced and is not bound to Google services (maybe some, not sure).

Not really. Even Chromium is full of nasty blobs from Google and telemetry. There are forks out there that attempt to clean up Chromium.

Nice, just found those forks (Bromite, Brave, ungoogled-chromium). What I meant to say is that since Chromium is fully open-source, we can see those pieces of code and remove it.

Will take a look at those forks this week-end :)

Yeah, you're right on that. But forks is honestly not what interests the stark majority of people... And those set the bar with their sheer mass

Their problem until now was that their release cycle didn't allow catching up with Chrome. They could only change Edge during the feature release cycle going half a year or more.

Then they made a change and Google broke the change (happened with Youtube, Google put another transparent Div over everything or something, which broke Edge's hardware acceleration).

They've kinda given up trying to catch up

With that sort of release cycle they had no chance to keep up, and they've asked for their failure.

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