What’s that new icon on my computer?

You may have noticed a new blue and green swirly icon on your computer desktop in the last week or so.  This is Microsoft’s latest version of its Edge browser.  It is being automatically downloaded with when your computer does an automatic Windows Update. 

I have had people ask me if they need to switch.  No, you don’t have to switch.  If you are using Chrome now and it is what you are used to and are happy with, keep using it.  With that said, the new Microsoft Edge browser is based on the same Chromium open-source code that Chrome uses.  It has a more Chrome-like look and feel, which is by design. 

One interesting feature of new Microsoft Edge has a built in tracking prevention feature that has three levels of privacy, which you can set to meet your own privacy needs.

I will be testing the new Edge against Chrome in the coming weeks and will give you my thoughts.  For today I wanted to bring it to your attention as you may have seen the new icon on your computers and wondered where it came from.  Stay tuned for more on this subject.

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