Microsoft Edge VS Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 10


Microsoft released new browser Microsoft Edge, shipped with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. What’s the different between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (IE) 11?

Table Comparison

CriteriaInternet Explorer 11Microsoft Edge
Contents Applies toWindows 10, Windows 10 MobileWindows 10 only
Windows 10's default browserNoYes
Running Web apps required ActiveXSupportedNot Supported
Available in WindowsWindows 7, 8.1, 10Windows 10 only
PDF ReaderNoYes
Core DifferentIE11 offers enterprises additional security, manageability, performance, backward compatibility, and modern standards support. Microsoft Edge takes you beyond just browsing to actively engaging with the web through features like Web Note, Reading View, and Cortana.

Microsoft realized that users don’t really like to use its IE that ship together with Windows. Edge is different from IE, this are 2 different product to cater 2 different needs. Edge is not going to replace IE at this point of time, as IE is still powerful in Backward compatibility, suite to Modern web standards, More secure in Enterprise concern, comply with Internet Explorer Administration needs.

Edge is not Internet Explorer microsoft-edge
This statement must be familiar to web developer, “You must test your website across multiple browser, this is to make sure your site interoperability to all major browser, especially IE“, this is always true. Microsoft claim that this issue will not happen to Microsoft Edge. Microsoft trying to make compatibility as top priority in Edge, this means that websites shouldn’t render incorrectly as often in Microsoft’s platform.

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