Microsoft Edge

July 8th, 2020 - Free - 100% Safe
(8 votes, average: 4.63 out of 5)
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Just a few short years ago, there was really only Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for most web users if they wanted a great experience. Now, Microsoft Edge (offline installer) is actually providing a very interesting alternative. It is different than Internet Explorer for sure. It is a browser-based on Chromium, and of course, the Blink engine along with it.

Visual Customization

There is not a lot of customization possible. Still, the new look is certainly better than the older browsers that Microsoft has historically come out with. You can even use a dark theme. With this visual change, you will notice that you don’t need to strain as much when looking at the browser at night. It can be set into motion from the edge://flags page. After that, you can decide if you want it to be a default look or just temporary.

Fast and Efficient

The RAM usage is about the same as Chrome, making it feel pretty fast. It does load pages up without too much downtime. It almost feels like you’re using Chrome because of this.

New Edge Extensions

The Chrome Web Store hosts a number of excellent plugins and extensions for users. It is the gold standard. Thus, you can use these in Edge because it is built off of Chromium. For now, it is all supported by this new browser. This was not the case with Internet Explorer, to be sure. It may prompt more people to switch back to this Microsoft product.

A New Look and Feel

At the end of the day, Microsoft did a good job of steering away from their past mistakes. Internet Explorer was never going to catch up to Chrome or Firefox. However, with this new release of Edge, the features are more pleasing, and it runs faster. If you want to dive back into Microsoft’s web browsing experience, this would be the time to do it.

Technical details

Latest version:
83.0.478.61
File name:
MicrosoftEdgeEnterpriseX86.msi
MD5 checksum:
240DC19EC226B1C8982DC5A01995C2FE
File size:
76.37 MB
License:
Free
Supported OS
Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
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