First Ring Daily 1162: Please Don’t Ruin Edge

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, First Ring Daily with 6 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Microsoft is adding more services to Edge, using Notepad, and Winamp.

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6 responses to “First Ring Daily 1162: Please Don’t Ruin Edge”

  1. will

    Maybe I am in the minority, but Microsoft sucks at creating good designed software. Teams, Windows 11, and now Edge are following the same design ideas: Create a box, and keep adding stuff into the box.

    Instead it should be: Lets build an item that people want with a great design that is flexible and easy to use.

  2. justme

    I dont know, maybe its just me. Or I am just old. I want a browser to be...a browser. Not an email client. Not a file viewer. I dont want it to have "apps". Not a coupon clipper. And sure as hell not BNPL. Browsers (IMO) have extensions for a reason.

    • hrlngrv

      | I dont want it to have "apps".


      | Browsers (IMO) have extensions for a reason.

      Somewhat contradictory since apps and extensions are at least 1st cousins.

    • Paul Thurrott

      I agree.

      Add functionality through extensions. Which are optional.

  3. hrlngrv

    The only people who'd worry about MSFT ruining Edge are the same people who never believed Internet Explorer was the finest browser of all time. (Previous sentence not for the irony-deprived.)

  4. erichk

    I used the shareware version of Notepad.exe for a while, and then just said, to hell with it, and bought a license. :-o