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Re: Microsoft Edge Dev now available for linux

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deepakdeshp wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:17 pm
AZgl1500 wrote:
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I don't trust anything from Microsoft, and I deleted the Edge browser from my Win10 SSD on this laptop.

I run Mint 99.98% of the time anyway, but I do follow what MS is doing....
have too, my daughter is using Win10 simply because of one reason,
MS ACCESS is so proprietary, that no one else can work with it.

her business has a huge ACCESS database.
There are programs which can convert Access to MySQL.
That would require that I learn Programming, and I have No Interest in that at all.
I have other things in life to keep me busy,

like today, I had to repair a managed right front fender on our car....
my daughter is a Rural Mail Carrier, and it had caught one too many Mailboxes....

Damn cars are now made out of plastic, once those buttons are pulled loose, they are NOT repairable, the body shop won't even look at it.... so, I pulled it together so it looks decent, drilled holes above and below the joints, and use Big Heavy Tyraps to secure it together..... at least from 10 feet away, it don't look bad at all.

and it quit flying out in the wind about 12 inches away from the car.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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That's very good that you are tinkering with things and set them right. Here you don't need to learn programming. There will be user friendly guis to import access db to MySQL. Then just start the MySQL database and use it. Practical problems will be known when you try it.
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Re: MS Edge for Linux

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Not a chance. I will not be a participant in the Google take over of the web. I use a browser that is built by people who believe in freedom online: Firefox. Anything Chrome or Chromium based is a win for Google and when Google wins, we all loose.
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Pjotr wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:33 pm
If Microsoft will release it in the same way as Google does with Chrome, i.e. a .deb file and its own repo for updating, then I'll certainly try it. Not if it's a mere Flatpak and/or Snap.

Having an extra web browser or two, never hurt anyone. 8)
Yep, it's shipped as a .Deb for us Debian-derivative users.

I installed it the other day just for laughs, and actually it wasn't bad.

On my computer I primarily use Firefox, and on my phone i exclusively use Chrome. There just aren't any other browsers I like. FF comes the closest of any I've tried, but it still sucks compared with Chrome.
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Portreve wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:11 pm
Pjotr wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:33 pm
If Microsoft will release it in the same way as Google does with Chrome, i.e. a .deb file and its own repo for updating, then I'll certainly try it. Not if it's a mere Flatpak and/or Snap.

Having an extra web browser or two, never hurt anyone. 8)
Yep, it's shipped as a .Deb for us Debian-derivative users.

I installed it the other day just for laughs, and actually it wasn't bad.

On my computer I primarily use Firefox, and on my phone i exclusively use Chrome. There just aren't any other browsers I like. FF comes the closest of any I've tried, but it still sucks compared with Chrome.
Actually, Snap package for Edge is one of the few times I'd choose it over my regular repositories or PPA's...
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You need Edge if you want HD or 4K on Netflix
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aloittelija wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:53 am
You need Edge if you want HD or 4K on Netflix
I could give a crap on that, our Rural internet connection can be compared to drinking through a 1/4 inch hose.

click on 4K and the internet comes to a stop.

I deleted Edge on my Win10 SSD half of this laptop, in fact, I deleted Explorer also.

installed Firefox and that is how it will stay.
but, I only use Win10 for TurboTax, and that is all.

the rest of the year, it is Mint for me.
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The company I work for has started pushing Edge out to their remote locations, though they're still using Internet Explorer primarily. As an experiment, the other day I opened the main online system we use in Edge, just to see how well things would behave. Everything worked except that, when printing out the discrepancy reports we use to check in an audit, there were missing items which just happened to fall at the point that top- and bottom-of-page margins occurred. For whatever reason, Internet Explorer will at least carry the item over to the printable area of the succeeding page.

Given that there could easily be a single item with a discrepancy we need to verify and/or fix that we wouldn't see as a result, i foresee this as a legitimate problem when the company fully switches over, unless they are able to determine why this is happening and take steps to fix it.

In the meantime, given my company's track record in technological areas, I'm going to sit back and wait for the trainwreck this will almost inevitably cause.

"Such and such an item was $3,500 short on the discrepancy. Why didn't you catch this?!?" I can already hear our boss screaming at someone.
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Portreve wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:42 am
The company I work for has started pushing Edge out to their remote locations, though they're still using Internet Explorer primarily. As an experiment, the other day I opened the main online system we use in Edge, just to see how well things would behave. Everything worked except that, when printing out the discrepancy reports we use to check in an audit, there were missing items which just happened to fall at the point that top- and bottom-of-page margins occurred. For whatever reason, Internet Explorer will at least carry the item over to the printable area of the succeeding page.

Given that there could easily be a single item with a discrepancy we need to verify and/or fix that we wouldn't see as a result, i foresee this as a legitimate problem when the company fully switches over, unless they are able to determine why this is happening and take steps to fix it.

In the meantime, given my company's track record in technological areas, I'm going to sit back and wait for the trainwreck this will almost inevitably cause.

"Such and such an item was $3,500 short on the discrepancy. Why didn't you catch this?!?" I can already hear our boss screaming at someone.
Do I understand correctly that your company is sending discrepancy reports in emails? If so, that's not very secure. Encrypted PDFs are far more secure and wouldn't have the problem of lost lines.
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Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:58 am
Do I understand correctly that your company is sending discrepancy reports in emails?
Nope. Not sure where you got that idea. Our system uses a VPN and we're looking at reports served up via a web server connected to whatever back end system they use.

EDIT: To make this specific and clear, we are literally printing out web pages.
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Definately a pass. I thought the whole point of Linux/Unix was to be free from the big dog? (I.e. Microsoft/apple) ?
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Definately a pass. I thought the whole point of Linux/Unix was to be free from the big dog? (I.e. Microsoft/apple) ?
Yes, but when you've been "free from the big dog" as long as I have (summer of 2006), it's fun to play with some big dog toys, just because you can. Some people put salt into their coffee. Scientists call it Curiositas. :lol:
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JesseRBassett wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Definately a pass. I thought the whole point of Linux/Unix was to be free from the big dog? (I.e. Microsoft/apple) ?
MS are contributing heavily to the code commits for chromium so if you already use Firefox you'd best stick with it from now on ;)

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Whenever I mention running Linux to anyone I know, more often than not, they respond with:

"Oh yeah! Stick it to the man!"

The "man-sticking" aspect of Linux was never a consideration to me when switching to full-time Linux desktop.
If I needed to and actually wanted to run Red Hat, I'd gladly pay for a well-put-together distro which included official support.
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