After years of trying to prop up the failing (and extremely insecure) Internet Explorer web browser, Microsoft finally saw the writing on the wall and made the decision to abandon it.
To that end, Microsoft developed their shiny new Edge browser and released it along with the initial release of Windows 10.
Luckily, Edge isn’t just an updated version of IE.
It’s in fact a brand new browser, built from the ground up with a new browser engine that supports all the latest web technologies right out of the box.
And truth be told, Edge is indeed a massive improvement over IE in terms of both speed and security.
The problem is, Edge never really gained a foothold in the browser market. In fact, as of November 2018 it still only had a minuscule percentage of the browser market share according to market research firm StatCounter.