A reader had a comment on our article about the big changes coming to Microsoft Edge (Click here to read that article.):

“I had a hard time breaking away from IE because that is all I knew. Towards the end of many people using IE I would always hear different tech comments about it not being very good. So then Chrome came out. When I start anything new. I take learning how to navigate on it seriously. I dig in and start exploring how things work. So I got attached to Chrome at that time. The tech in our area kept telling me that Chrome wasn’t good to use because of security flaws and their browser updates. So then I decided to go ahead and try Edge. By that time, of course, I was also switched from WIN 7 to 10. At least I am good at navigating and understand how 2 bowsers work. I have to say until Edge shows its “new self” Chrome I think is faster. Things load faster. And sometimes there are websites that won’t function with Edge. With that being said, I think it would be good to say, its good to have more than one browser for that reason?”

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Yes, it is definitely good to be familiar with more than one browser. In fact, I always suggest using more than one. Because sometimes a site you need to access just doesn’t work well with your preferred browser, so it’s always good to have a backup.  Most often, I use Chrome and Edge. Chrome is a favorite because it works so well with so many websites.

Edge, on the other hand, works fantastically well with some sites and not at all with others. I’m kind of sorry Microsoft wasn’t able to get their vision of an alternative to Chrome off the ground but I’m not unhappy with the Chromium-based version of Edge. If it’s privacy and security you want, consider Firefox or Opera. Remember, all of these browsers are free, so you have nothing to lose by downloading them and giving them a try.