After getting on the waiting list, I was able to test the results of Microsoft's investment in OpenAI, and my conclusion is that of the title. Microsoft Edge, possibly the best browser for Linux.
Before you start insulting me, let me say that the only reason this article doesn't talk about Firefox, Brave or Vivaldi iss the inability of most open source projects to create innovative products. There is a whole range of artificial intelligence libraries under free licenses that would have made it possible to offer similar features. But, Microsoft came up with it.
On the other hand, I am going to quote the gospel according to Saint Linus:
I am a big believer in technology over politics. I don't care who it comes from, as long as there are solid reasons for the code, and as long as you don't have to worry about licensing issues, etc.
I can make jokes about Microsoft sometimes, but at the same time, I think Microsoft hate is a disease. I believe in open development, and that to a large extent it means not only making the source open, but also not excluding other people and companies.
There are extremists in the world of free software, and that's a big reason why I don't call what I do “free software” anymore. I don't want to be associated with people for whom open source is about exclusion and hate.
I am not the president of the Microsoft fan club as you can see in these links:
It is clear that under Satya Nadella the company continues with some of the practices of its worst days, and that its commitment to open source is more out of necessity than conviction. Said isToo, Microsoft in recent years is launching very good products and, them it's working.
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Although said (and I hold) that the enthusiasm for Artificial Intelligence is excessive, the integration with Edge is very good. First of all, unlike the tool offered by OpenAi, it works integrated with Bing, so we do not have the restriction that there is only data up to 2021.
A sidebar is added to the traditional browser, which is accessed by clicking on the B (From Bing) icon. This allows us to access a window divided into three tabs: Chat, Write and Ideas.
Chat works, as is traditional in this type of tool, with aA window in which we can write a question, although we can also copy text from a web page and paste it automatically. The question is translated into English and the result is translated back into Spanish.
I have been complaining about Google for a long time because when I search for something the first results are its advertisers and the following YouTube videos. With the integration of Bing and ChatGPT I get the answer right away as well as links to find more information.
Maybe I should skip this section so as not to give ideas to those responsible for Actualidad Blog. Here we can ask you to write us a text, an email or a blog post or to suggest ideas. For example, if we ask them to write us the definition of Linux:
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Microsoft is offering a product, Microsoft Edge, that integrates seamlessly with its ecosystem of cloud applications.. Bing with Edge is not a curiosity but a perfectly usable tool.
Could Google Hire Back? I have my doubts. G.oogle, although it provides corporate services, is fundamentally an advertising agency. Your products are all about getting people to see your ads.. You will probably have a hard time implementing something that allows you to bypass them.
Microsoft is a software company. The bulk of its income comes from the sale of licenses and subscriptions. When Office integrated with ChatGPT comes out it will surely be a success.
I don't know when it will be available to the general public. I use the developer version and I have been registered for a long time on the waiting list.
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I am not commenting to criticize the entry, but rather the assessment made of Microsoft Edge. If the evil Gates makes a good product, it must be recognized. But, in my opinion, it is not the case. I use Arch Linux. I have tried a lot of browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Librewolf, Waterfox, Chromium, Google Chrome, Falkon, Min, Qutebrowser, Vieb, Nyxt, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi and a few more that escape me now. As a retired journalist, I continue to "consume" a great deal of information. The main tool I use for this is Inoreader, an RSS reader. Well, Microsoft Edge is the slowest browser of all those mentioned in reading feeds through Inoreader. Sometimes too slow. And that's kind of irritating and the reason why I use Brave (Firefox and its derivatives is also very fast). Microsoft Edge may be at the forefront of technology, but it fails in one of the fundamental aspects of any browser: speed.
I loved your comment.
First thanks for the article!
I agree with you, “Free Software” is about the freedom to choose and that implies respect for a decision that differs from ours and it is sad that there are many who do not know how to respect that.
On the other hand, I am not sure if Edge is the "best", although I am not a fan of Microsoft, I say this for 2 reasons.
1. Chromium, the consumption of resources is terrible, yesterday I tried an app called Cider, excellent app, on an old laptop that I have connected to the TV, I see Streaming with firefox without problems, I started playing music with Cider and the CPU was at full 84% minimum, the app is based on Electron which in turn is based on Chromium, which forces you to update the Hardware to continue using everything that is going on Chromium.
2. AI, this subject fascinates me and terrifies me in equal proportion, but leaving that subject aside, there are many problems with the issue of licensing and using information to train AI, I wonder how good a product is if it was built on content for which the licenses were not respected.
In any case, I still insist on adding your article and your opinion, let's go for a "Free Software" that really respects the freedom of choice
Edge is full of advertising and spyware.
It is like saying that Stalin should have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
I agree with what you say Germán, also that is easily verifiable with free tools.
I believe that the first thing to take into account when choosing a web browser is its security.
vivaldi is a very good option, even better than opera, I have never tried edge and due to its background I am not going to do it...