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Internet Explorer was from 1995 and merely updated over and over again to stay semi-modern. Edge is from 2015. There's a big difference there.

yes, they had 10+ years to update I.E. to a better position, but they'd rather make another browser from scratch.
they'll just end up making another browser than patching up Edge.
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yes, they had 10+ years to update I.E. to a better position, but they'd rather make another browser from scratch.
they'll just end up making another browser than patching up Edge.

Well Chrome and FF are not what they used to be. Edge can be the new era browser.
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Well Chrome and FF are not what they used to be. Edge can be the new era browser.

well they did have their overhauls, but they never were rebuilt from the ground-up, otherwise you'd end up uninstalling-reinstalling it.

e.g. you can't patch I.E. to Edge, but you can simply patch any old version of Chrome and FF to latest version.
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That is so stupid. I got 4K Netflix subscription with my 4K PC monitor to find out still only limited to 1080p.

Yea what had me fooled was the notciabke difference when I had1440 and 2160 side by side streaming. I presumed it was streaming 4K when now it hits me it was just because of much tighter resolution and / or better calibration.

I know 4K content on YT is actually being seen in 4K with my monitor and gaming is brilliant. No matter, going back to 1440 is a moot point for me anyway.

But yea I always stream IE11 and it works fine, no need for edge.
     
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That is so stupid. I got 4K Netflix subscription with my 4K PC monitor to find out still only limited to 1080p.

Yea what had me fooled was the notciabke difference when I had1440 and 2160 side by side streaming. I presumed it was streaming 4K when now it hits me it was just because of much tighter resolution and / or better calibration.

I know 4K content on YT is actually being seen in 4K with my monitor and gaming is brilliant. No matter, going back to 1440 is a moot point for me anyway.

But yea I always stream IE11 and it works fine, no need for edge.

Why use IE11 over Edge?
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Why use IE11 over Edge?

IE11 is capable of 1080 from what I've read on Netflix pages and I don't like Edges looks / functionality when I use it personally. That's all.
     
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Why use IE11 over Edge?

IE11 is capable of 1080 from what I've read on Netflix pages and I don't like Edges looks / functionality when I use it personally. That's all.

Fair enough.

I haven't run into anything that Edge can't do but IE11 can anyway... though the interface is clunkier than 11, which is saying alot tongue.gif


EDIT: Also, you should try Vivaldi at some point.
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I haven't run into anything that Edge can't do but IE11 can anyway...

that would've been ridiculous, unless its an ancient code thats supposed to be phased out.

although M$ themselves said that there are certain things that IE11 supports that Edge doesn't.
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/05/19/edge14-ie11-better-together/
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That is so stupid. I got 4K Netflix subscription with my 4K PC monitor to find out still only limited to 1080p.

Think about how the early 4K adopters and those that bought budget oriented 4K TVs feel.

If you want to blame anyone, blame Intel and media companies.

At least you can still enjoy 4K gaming and 4K youtube videos on your display biggrin.gif
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Think about how the early 4K adopters and those that bought budget oriented 4K TVs feel.

If you want to blame anyone, blame Intel and media companies.

.....and it's just recent that 'true' 4K blu ray players have come out with Samsung -K8500 being the first. Prior they were all upscalers. I'm new to the 4K content. Now that the legal stuff has been hashed out with the lawyers, 4K movies are hitting shelves.

So next GPU is Vega and monitor will be HDCP 2.2 compliant or bust for me. I want a monitor to view 4K streaming and be able play blu ray movies with K8500 hooked up.....we should be there already.

Anyway I'm going Off topic. redface.gif Yea......IE11 is what I use to stream Netflix and Hulu. smile.gif
     
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