Chime in: Should Microsoft separate Edge from Windows development?

Microsoft's Edge browser is the default browser in Windows 10. It's updated twice a year alongside new Windows 10 feature updates, but some people think that cadence of updating is too slow. Google Chrome and Firefox are updated very often with new features and changes, but Edge is stuck being updated alongside Windows 10.

Then they'd have to deal with the fact that not many people would download it and use it. As a part of the OS, Edge has more of a chance at getting used. I use it with little issue. My only complaint is it sometimes struggles with YouTube.

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Should Microsoft separate Edge and Windows so that it can update Microsoft Edge separately? This would allow the app to be updated with new features much more often than twice a year, keeping pace with its rival Chrome and Firefox web browsers.

There are downsides to separating the browser. For one, it might not feel as integrated with the OS, which would mean Edge no longer has that advantage over Chrome or Firefox. So, we want to know what you think. Should Edge be separated from Windows so that it can be updated faster? Let us know in our forums!

Should Edge split from Windows?

Zac Bowden
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