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What ?

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 pm
by Pierre
was my reaction on reading this:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft ... -to-linux/
and
https://www.windowslatest.com/2019/06/1 ... x-desktop/

Microsoft Edge might come to Linux
:?:
you're kidding me, surely.
:roll:

No "technical blockers" to prevent Microsoft from shipping Edge for Linux.
:o

- - that'll stir up some folks, surely.

Re: What ?

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:00 pm
by ajgringo619
Very interesting read. On another (and very positive) note, this link from the article looks promising for the future of Chrome/Chromium: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-pr ... ers-again/

Re: What ?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 pm
by Portreve
I highly doubt the Microsoft leadership is stupid enough to think the GNU+Linux community is going to embrace them, though I suppose there's a reasonable chance this is connected with their recent announcement to build their browser based around the Chrome browser core.

Would I use it? Well, for anyone here who might think I would, let me quote B5 Security Chief Michael Garibaldi: “Have you gone space happy?!?”

Re: What ?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 pm
by MurphCID
Portreve wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 pm
I highly doubt the Microsoft leadership is stupid enough to think the GNU+Linux community is going to embrace them, though I suppose there's a reasonable chance this is connected with their recent announcement to build their browser based around the Chrome browser core.

Would I use it? Well, for anyone here who might think I would, let me quote B5 Security Chief Michael Garibaldi: “Have you gone space happy?!?”
I got rid of Edge as soon as I could download Chrome. Why would I want to put it on a Linux box?

Re: What ?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm
by athi
Which one would phone home more, Edge or Chrome? All I ever use I.E or Edge for is to download Firefox.

Re: What ?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 pm
by kamie
Portreve wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:33 pm
I highly doubt the Microsoft leadership is stupid enough to think the GNU+Linux community is going to embrace them, though I suppose there's a reasonable chance this is connected with their recent announcement to build their browser based around the Chrome browser core.

Would I use it? Well, for anyone here who might think I would, let me quote B5 Security Chief Michael Garibaldi: “Have you gone space happy?!?”
You have to stop quoting my favorites. B5 was a classic.

Re: What ?

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:31 pm
by all41
Edge for Linux
Expecting MS hands into the proverbial "cookie" jar

Re: What ?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:56 am
by gm10
athi wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Which one would phone home more, Edge or Chrome?
I know, right? Certainly Chrome though.

Personally I think it would be nice if Edge came to Linux. Microsoft has been offering Linux versions of a lot of their software recently so it's not that unlikely. Also I am using Microsoft software on Linux: I do not believe in labeling - as long as it's open-source I can check the code to see if anything nefarious is going on, although I'll only do that in cases where I have my doubts. Proper sandboxing (AppArmor) and firewalling takes care of the rest.

Re: What ?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:28 am
by Portreve
Microsoft is trying to gain credibility and build a narrative that it is a good member of the libre community. This is all very preparatory stuff, along with imbedding themselves in key places like the Linux Foundation board. They want to trick people into thinking they're trying to help society, when in reality they're trying to shore up their own defenses, stop hemorrhaging market percentage on their own software, and probably long term cause division within the F/OSS Community and thereby weaken it from within, all of which serves not to help society in any way, but to help themselves.

Anybody who actually trusts Microsoft — of all companies — needs to have their head examined.
kamie wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 pm
You have to stop quoting my favorites. B5 was a classic.
:lol:

Re: What ?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:40 pm
by That Random Guy
athi wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Which one would phone home more, Edge or Chrome? All I ever use I.E or Edge for is to download Firefox.
Exactly! I don't get how people are bashing on Edge but admit to using Chrome. They're equally as bad. :?

Re: What ?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:42 pm
by Pepi
Ahhhhh ... MS wants to spy on us

Re: What ?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:37 am
by BigEasy
Pierre wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Microsoft Edge might come to Linux
What is Microsoft Edge? Is it yet another Chromium clone? Chromium is already in Linux.

Re: What ?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:45 am
by athi
MS is changing the Edge to use Chromium code base https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft ... hats-next/

Doubt it is going to increase Edge usage much in the short term, it is hard to change people once they get used to something.

Re: What ?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:38 pm
by Pierre
in my own observations of their Windows System,
is that most users are actually using Google Chrome as their Main Web Browser .. ..
- - if you asked them where / when it was installed onto their win-10 system :?:
they generally Don't Know :roll:

some still confuse the term(s) Google Search & Google Chrome as they only refer to "Google"
& can't specify the actual difference .. .. which is confusing, when they have asked for 'some help'.
- - with 'Google'.

Re: What ?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 am
by Portreve
Pierre wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:38 pm
in my own observations of their Windows System,
is that most users are actually using Google Chrome as their Main Web Browser .. ..
- - if you asked them where / when it was installed onto their win-10 system :?:
they generally Don't Know :roll:

some still confuse the term(s) Google Search & Google Chrome as they only refer to "Google"
& can't specify the actual difference .. .. which is confusing, when they have asked for 'some help'.
- - with 'Google'.
This would be the same group of people who think e = "the Internet".