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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    The source code could be available without it following FSF guidelines.

    The FSF has no authority over anything, nor any standing except for any it unilaterally claims for itself.

    If the source can't be forked, I suppose we would all have to do without "Katana", "Dagger" and "Obsidian". Oh, well.

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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    The source code could be available without it following FSF guidelines.
    Since this is all just a "hypothetical" anyway. It could be available for people to review. However, if there is any "nefarious" coding in it, the Linux community would be quickly aware, and t

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    The FSF has no authority over anything, nor any standing except for any it unilaterally claims for itself.
    Correct. But if it falls in the FSF guidelines, then whether or not it has "nefarious" code, it can be changed and recompiled by anyone who wants to do it.

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    If the source can't be forked, I suppose we would all have to do without "Katana", "Dagger" and "Obsidian". Oh, well.
    Dude... if it's "forked", it would have to be "Trident Edge", "Edge Pitchfork", or even "Edge Spork."

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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    A spork is not a fork. Neither is it a spoon. It is a devilish tool designed for and foisted on the public by greedy companies, absent any trace of social conscience, in order to avoid having to bear the expense of the manufacture of both spoons and forks for civilized and genteel consumers of delicious and nutritious fast food products.
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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    A spork is not a fork. Neither is it a spoon. It is a devilish tool designed for and foisted on the public by greedy companies, absent any trace of social conscience, in order to avoid having to bear the expense of the manufacture of both spoons and forks for civilized and genteel consumers of delicious and nutritious fast food products.
    In other words, a browser designed by Microsoft...

    Microsoft Edge, Spork Edition.
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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    It would be interesting to see and try Edge liberated from the Windows environment and that is the extent of my interest.
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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    It would be interesting to see and try Edge liberated from the Windows environment and that is the extent of my interest.
    You know... the more I think about this, the more I find "Edge on Linux" to be a ridiculous concept. Back with Windows 98, Microsoft integrated Internet Explorer into the Windows OS. It has been that way ever since, until Microsoft Edge.

    Edge is the Windows Browser. Edge CANNOT be uninstalled from Windows 10, as it is used to run all of the other little Windows 10 apps.

    The whole concept of Linux (as a whole) is being able to choose the software you prefer, and customize it to your personal preference.

    I like to compare OS's to vehicles. Windows 10 is an amazing version of Windows. So, I like to compare it to a Toyota Camry. This is not a BAD vehicle, per-se, it gets you to work just fine.
    I like to compare Linux to Carrol Shelby. Shelby took existing vehicles and customized them to an amazing performance level. Shelby is most famous for customizing a Ford Mustang and (Shelby) Cobra.

    I'll take the same comparison, and use it for browsers...
    So, I guess the question is... Why would anyone want to drive a Camry (Edge), when they could be driving a Shelby Mustang (Firefox) or a Shelby Cobra (Chromium).
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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    I would not keep edge installed , but would try it out of curiosity. I'm not sure if there are any implications for wine or play on Linux users or not. It's my choice to dual boot out of need to use various software and my default browser is Firefox in the Win 10 environment. The weather, news and many other apps in Win 10 are edge dependent.
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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    I don't trust it, and don't want it, and don't know why they're doing it.

    When it comes by default on a bunch of distros, I'll try it if it's handy to have a third browser to test a site with.

    Otherwise... meh.

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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    I will stay with Ubuntu as it comes OOTB.
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    Re: Anybody interested in Edge for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by poorguy View Post
    I will stay with Ubuntu as it comes OOTB.
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