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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,532 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Has anyone here tried the new Microsoft Edge browser?

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    I downloaded it today for the first time. It looks very similar to Google Chrome.

    The only snag that I observed is that there no proper way to personalize the browser, like Chrome, from inside Edge.

    http://microsoft.com/Edge


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,710 ✭✭✭ The Nal


    It'll be another Microsoft browser disaster. They've been trying for 25 years and its always been shíte.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,868 ✭✭✭ Tazzimus


    The Nal wrote: »
    It'll be another Microsoft browser disaster. They've been trying for 25 years and its always been shíte.
    It's based on Chromium so it should be alright


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    It's very good, actually. Very well reviewed around the internet, with the main difference between Chrome and Edge is that Edge gives you more control over your privacy settings. Not too surprising really, as Google requires low privacy to run their ad empire.

    Have been using it since it launched, and the vast majority of the time I haven't even noticed that I was using something different.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,040 ✭✭✭ Wompa1


    I've been using the Canary build for months. Just now making the full time switch from Chrome to Edge. It's very good. It's a more slimmed down Chrome and it seems to do a better job of memory management when multiple tabs are open. Just read last week that Microsoft have offered to help Google with their resource management. So, the success of Edge could be Google's success too.

    Some don't like the design but I don't have a problem with it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,532 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990




    I was watching the Windows Central podcast episode 214 on Youtube earlier tonight. The video link is above if you want to watch it.

    Zac Bowden has given some interesting news tonight about Sun Valley in the podcast telling us about the big details for the new UI release of Windows 10. Microsoft are to do a very big launch to market this new update to their new & current users when it gets released in the autumn. MS are in the process of releasing some exciting new builds to it's users in the Windows Insider Program which will begin in the Spring. Zac had also said that this new launch for the Sun Valley update will be a much bigger launch than Windows 10X which will have it's major launch penned for next year.

    Now what is actually contained in these details is uncertain for the moment because no new screenshots have released to Zac so far about how this new Sun Valley update will look to it's users. There are apparently some big changes being planned for the Start menu in this new update. People are going to have the option of choosing 2 start menus to use in this new update if they wish. I think one option is to have the traditional menu with the rounded corners in the new UI. The other option is that there will be a floating Start Menu with the hamburger menu on the side of the current menu being replaced with a new graphics template which will be placed at the bottom of the start menu. The options in this new menu can be selected from left to right instead of top to bottom.

    Zac was also mentioning in the Q&A of the video podcast that there will be some new UI updates given to the Microsoft Store apps once Sun Valley is released in the autumn. No details have been given about what apps will be updated with Sun Valley. There is also no word yet if the MS store App is to be included in the Sun Valley update. I guess MS will release that information in due course when it is appropriate.

    I think the details about Sun Valley are mentioned in the 20/25 minute mark of this podcast. The UI changes to the apps are mentioned somewhere near the end of it. It goes on for about 1 hr & 40 minutes for tonight's episode. It has a lot of good stuff in there for any new information regarding updates for Windows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,112 ✭✭✭ Ozymandius2011


    I managed to install Windows 10 eventually.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,532 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Satya Nadella and Panos Panay are to host a new Windows event online to showcase "The next generation of Windows" (either Sun Valley or Windows 11) on Thursday the 24th of June. It will be held at 11am ET/4pm Irish time. The world's media have been sent invites from Microsoft to view to this event. It is being touted as something that could be very big news from Microsoft's point of view.

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/25/22453222/microsoft-windows-next-generation-announcement-sun-valley-build-2021-keynote


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    They said years ago that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows. Maybe they're going back on that but I don't see why they would. It's probably just a big update and visual overhaul for Windows 10.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 10,459 Mod ✭✭✭✭ 5uspect


    It’s just the 21H2 version of Windows 10. They’re probably going to put more stuff from the control panel in the settings app and call it a day.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,113 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatInABox


    5uspect wrote: »
    It’s just the 21H2 version of Windows 10. They’re probably going to put more stuff from the control panel in the settings app and call it a day.

    A whole new look for it as well. Hopefully more consistent and finished than the rollout of Fluent, which looked great, but the fact that only 5% of the OS had it seriously undermined the point of it.

    Regardless, I'm sure that there's still going to be loads of Windows 3.1 visuals in it..... Never change Microsoft, never change.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,532 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Well Hello Windows 11. Even though you're not finished yet. You're looking good so far. :D



    In more serious mode now; even though this preview is not a final version of Windows 11 as it was a leak given out somewhere on the internet. There is still some things to be ironed out before it's worldwide launch which will happen on Thursday of next week.

    But other than that. It's not a bad looking OS at all. It looks like it's a big improvement over Windows 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,233 ✭✭✭ Meesared


    It sure looks a whole lot more integrated in terms of UI design at least, seems like its an attempt to rip off the band aid to have a huge UI overhaul


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,776 ✭✭✭ Brian017


    Enabled svm in the bios and now I’m greeted with the Windows Setup on boot. Is there a way to get back my installation of windows or am I going to have to reinstall it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,300 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH


    Never understood exactly why MS went with the "this is the final version of Windows" thing. I mean I never believed it for a single second. But just what they thought they were getting out of that "reveal" remains a mystery.

    I hated 10. Stayed with 7 for as long as was possible. I've made my peace with 10 in the last year, but that was only after using 'Shutup 10' to knock off some of the more annoying aspects of the OS. There's still a number of small things that constantly irritate me though. Windows not remembering their position or right clicking to bring up a window that will suddenly disappear a second later meaning you have to right click again to bring the window back up.

    Anyway, I'll probably hang onto 10 until they stop supporting it. Once thing I do actually like about it is that it'll use all of my RAM.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,027 ✭✭✭ theguzman


    I still have one desktop running Windows 7 and since the HSE fiasco I was going to update it to Windows 10 but I am wondering now if I should hold off until the arrival of Windows 11. When might we see the arrival of Windows 11 to the market?

    It is a pretty powerful machine with an i5-6600K and 16GB of RAM machine plus a 512GB SSD. I built it back in 2016 and went with Windows 7 since Windows 8 was horrid at the time and Windows 10 was still in its infancy and everyone was criticizing it.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    theguzman wrote: »
    I still have one desktop running Windows 7 and since the HSE fiasco I was going to update it to Windows 10 but I am wondering now if I should hold off until the arrival of Windows 11. When might we see the arrival of Windows 11 to the market?

    It is a pretty powerful machine with an i5-6600K and 16GB of RAM machine plus a 512GB SSD. I built it back in 2016 and went with Windows 7 since Windows 8 was horrid at the time and Windows 10 was still in its infancy and everyone was criticizing it.

    You may as well upgrade to 10. I don't know why you've waited this long to be honest. Windows 11 is coming at the end of the year I think but looks like it may not support anything older than an 8th Intel so may not work on your computer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 692 ✭✭✭ Hoagy


    The rollout is planned for late 2021 into 2022 afaik.

    Unless your desktop has secure boot and TPM 2.0 it won't run 11 anyway.

    You can download the PC health check app from this page and it will tell you.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,027 ✭✭✭ theguzman


    Hoagy wrote: »
    The rollout is planned for late 2021 into 2022 afaik.

    Unless your desktop has secure boot and TPM 2.0 it won't run 11 anyway.

    You can download the PC health check app from this page and it will tell you.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11

    Thanks, I tried it just now but it only works on Windows 10 :pac:


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 87,175 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    theguzman wrote: »
    Thanks, I tried it just now but it only works on Windows 10 :pac:
    run tpm.msc and check BIOS / specs on manufactures site.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,307 ✭✭✭ jonski


    " The Processor isn't supported for Windows 11" :( i7-7700K


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,375 ✭✭✭ FGR


    I wonder will MS back down on the TPM and UEFI requirements? It's sad to see such a huge amount of tech being made obsolete by software simply not supporting it even though it's more than capable of running it.

    Don't get me wrong - phone manufacturers have been guilty of this for years. Apple has done it with Mac systems - but one of the perks of windows was that you could keep your 10 year old computer going strong with just a small upgrade here and there.

    If they don't back down on these requirements I at least hope they give Windows 10 users a decent Fall 2021 update and introduce some of the visual spectacle. Kind of like how they did with Windows Phone 7 users on models that weren't getting 8.

    I plan on using this comp until it dies.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    FGR wrote: »
    I wonder will MS back down on the TPM and UEFI requirements? It's sad to see such a huge amount of tech being made obsolete by software simply not supporting it even though it's more than capable of running it.

    Don't get me wrong - phone manufacturers have been guilty of this for years. Apple has done it with Mac systems - but one of the perks of windows was that you could keep your 10 year old computer going strong with just a small upgrade here and there.

    If they don't back down on these requirements I at least hope they give Windows 10 users a decent Fall 2021 update and introduce some of the visual spectacle. Kind of like how they did with Windows Phone 7 users on models that weren't getting 8.

    I plan on using this comp until it dies.

    They could just allow the upgrade to happen but put up loads of warning messages during the usual process and not officially support it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 644 ✭✭✭ eddie73


    Locked out of my computer. Windows 10 update did it I think.

    Anytime I request a new password, I am given a 6 digit code via email, then I reset the password, then the new password doesn't work when I put it in.

    Please help. Thanks in advance.



  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    It's possible the computer isn't getting the new password when you reset it and it's stuck on an old one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 644 ✭✭✭ eddie73




  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    I don't know. I had a similar issue with the command prompt from the recovery options. I just kept guessing old passwords until I got it right. I honestly can't believe a bug like this exists.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭ mossie


    This happened me too and it wasn't a recent previous password but one from a few years ago, probably from when I installed windows 10 first.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,301 ✭✭✭ bennyineire




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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    My password was from at least a year ago. I only realised it was looking for the old one when I googled it and found someone else with the same issue. It's mad that that bug hasn't been sorted.



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