Microsoft (Hacker News):
Microsoft Edge for macOS will offer the same new browser experience that we preview on Windows, with user experience optimizations to make it feel at home on a Mac. We tailor the overall look to match what MacOS users expect from apps on this platform.[…]
Examples of this include a variety of tweaks to match macOS conventions for fonts, menus, hotkeys, title enclosures, and other areas. You will continue to see the appearance of your browser evolving in future releases as we continue to experiment, repeat, and listen to customer feedback. We encourage you to share your feedback with us using the "Send Feedback" smiley.
I'm glad they are posting quotes around "Mac-like" because this is not very Mac-like. It looks and feels like Google Chrome, which makes sense because it's a Chromium fork. But even Chrome uses Mac's default contextual menus (what you see when you right-click) – Edge itself fakes them.
The whole thing feels very fast.
] Isn't it ridiculous that soon we finally come with Chrome, IE Edge, Firefox, Safari, where 3/4 uses the same engine and none of it is 100% compatible with someone else? How did we end up in this ridiculous situation?
I do not trust Google or Microsoft's priorities (especially Google), and Chrome needs to lose market share for our benefit. History has shown that a monopoly on the browser section does not end well. Apple had the unique opportunity to challenge Google on competing desktop OSs and they rejected that fight.
See also: Within Microsoft's surprise decision to work with Google on its Edge browser ( tweet ).
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