Microsoft claims its 'Edge' over Chrome and Safari

If you haven't been off to Mars in the past few months, then I'll assume you must be aware of Microsoft releasing the Windows 10 for several platforms come July 29. Among the many upgrades that Microsoft is introducing, is the new Edge browser that will replace the aging Internet Explorer for good.

It won't be fair for us to blame Microsoft for the increasing chatter on how good the Windows 10 is just days before the launch.  Everybody does that. But now Microsoft has announced that the Edge is actually better than super browsers like Chrome and Safari based on the latter’s' benchmark tests!

“...Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks:

On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome

On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome

On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than Chrome."

So wrote Gabe Aul, Head of the Windows Insider program in a blog post.


Retaining the Internet Explorer's logo, Edge is said to be faster, leaner and more advanced than the tired predecessor. Featuring integration with Cortana, it also contains a revamped look offering more surface area to browser tabs and better screen distribution to make way for more content.

Recently, Google's Chrome browser has come under fire for its heavy memory usage in PCS and smartphones, leading to slow performance and repeated stalls in platforms with limited installed RAMs. Microsoft could use this as an opportunity to promote the Edge browser, though it will be short-lived if people do not find it any different from the beleaguered internet explorer.

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