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Microsoft Edge vs Safari: What are the differences?

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This Markdown code provides a comparison between Microsoft Edge and Safari, highlighting their key differences.

1. Rendering engine: Microsoft Edge uses the Blink rendering engine, which is a fork of WebKit, while Safari uses the WebKit rendering engine. Blink is known for its better performance and improved compatibility with modern web standards compared to WebKit.

2. Cross-platform compatibility: Microsoft Edge is available on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android platforms, providing a consistent browsing experience across devices. On the other hand, Safari is limited to Apple's ecosystem, being available only on macOS and iOS devices.

3. Browser extensions and add-ons: Microsoft Edge supports both Chrome and Edge extensions, making it compatible with a wide range of browser add-ons. In contrast, Safari has a limited selection of extensions and add-ons available through the App Store, which may restrict user customization options.

4. Default search engine: Microsoft Edge uses Bing as its default search engine, while Safari uses Google. Although both search engines are widely used, individual preferences may influence the choice of browser based on the default search engine.

5. Developer tools and debugging capabilities: Microsoft Edge offers robust developer tools with features like live editing of HTML and CSS, remote debugging, and support for modern web technologies. Safari also provides extensive developer tools, including the Web Inspector, but may have slightly different features and capabilities.

6. Performance and battery efficiency: Microsoft Edge has made significant improvements in terms of performance and battery efficiency, especially with its Chromium-based version. Safari, on the other hand, is known for its optimized performance and effectiveness in conserving battery life on Apple devices.

In summary, Microsoft Edge and Safari differ in terms of their rendering engines, cross-platform compatibility, browser extensions, default search engines, developer tools, and performance/battery efficiency.

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Pros of Microsoft Edge
Pros of Safari
  • 12
    Faster
  • 11
    Simple
  • 9
    Free
  • 7
    Sync with Your Phone app
  • 6
    Compatible with most Chrome extensions
  • 5
    AutoFills passwords without even need for verification
  • 5
    Organised
  • 3
    Allows PWAs
  • 3
    Superfast
  • 3
    Blocks all trackers by default
  • 3
    So secure it needs no VPN
  • 2
    World's most secure browser
  • 2
    Easy and effective note taking
  • 2
    Privacy
  • 2
    Slower than Safari
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 4
    More secure
  • 3
    More secure
  • 3
    Has Mac Extensions
  • 3
    Shows advanced tracking controls
  • 3
    Better privacy
  • 3
    Has fingerprinting
  • 2
    Awesome for developers
  • 2
    Way faster than edge
  • 1
    Good logo

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Cons of Microsoft Edge
Cons of Safari
  • 6
    Chromium-based
  • 4
    Sync with Microsoft Account
  • 4
    RAM Hungry, but not as hungry as Opera
  • 3
    Slightly faster
  • 2
    Superfast
  • 2
    Much faster than safari
  • 1
    Not as ram hungry as brave even with ublock
  • 2
    Doesn't work on Windows
  • 2
    Tracks your every move
  • 2
    No PWAs
  • 1
    Webkit based
  • 1
    Stingy Apple product
  • 1
    Not cross-platform

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What is Microsoft Edge?

It is a fast and secure browser designed for Windows 10. Microsoft Edge comes exclusively with Windows 10 and cannot be downloaded or installed separately. It has easy tools to preview, group, and save tabs. Quickly find, manage, and open tabs you set aside without leaving the page you’re on.

What is Safari?

It is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers. Handy tools help you save, find, and share your favorite sites. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business.

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What are some alternatives to Microsoft Edge and Safari?
Google Chrome
Commonly known simply as Chrome. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.
Firefox
A free and open source web browser developed by The Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, and more.
Internet Explorer
It is a series of graphical web browsers included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year
Brave
It is a fast, private and secure web browser for PC and mobile. It blocks ads and trackers. It prevents you from being tracked by sneaky advertisers, malware and pop-ups.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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