Microsoft Edge browser replacement Chromium kernel is no longer news, Chromium kernel Edge has been officially released, although not pushed through Windows Update, but you can manually download the installation to the Edge website. Many people think this is a good thing, after all, Edge has been climate-free in the past few years, compatibility does not seem to be satisfactory, early change to the mainstream Chromium kernel, is good for the user experience.
The increase in product force after Edge switched to the Chromium kernel was evident. But is this really a good thing for the entire network ecosystem? Edge’s swap with Chromium, and even earlier Opera’s, for its own kernel, swapping for A Blink like Chrome, had its own frustrations. Chrome browser has formed a monopoly trend, Chrome in the face of competition, played a lot of small tricks, today together to talk about this topic, we should be wary of monopoly.
Opera/Vivaldi: Senior Victim
Let’s start with the classic Opera browser. If you’re looking at browsers, you should know that Opera leads the way in many browsers, such as speed dials, tabs, and more.
Opera’s original kernel, Presto, has a good user experience, and its rendering mechanism is unique, reading the frame of the web page first, and then gradually displaying text, pictures, and other elements in the frame. The advantage of this is that text and other highly readable content can be presented to the user the first time, and the typography will not be disrupted. While other browsers render a web page, it may be that you first wait for a period of time against a blank space, and then “brush” the whole page is out.
Opera’s Presto kernel, however, was unfriendly to running points, which cost it a big loss against Chrome’s run-points test. At the same time, some of Google’s small moves have given Opera a bad reputation for poor compatibility.
Opera has always been an active promoter of the W3C standard, but in many Google pages, there are all kinds of strange errors, such as not opening Google’s notification message center, scrolling on google plus, Gmail and other pages, expanding content is not normal, and so on. Opera has difficulty using many Google services. At the same time, Google has also induced front-end developers to do something like “-webkit-“, which is rather unfriendly for non-Webkit browsers.
It’s not so normal for a page like Google Plus to be browsed with Opera.
With Google controlling a lot of Internet traffic and Chrome becoming a web-compatible standard, and Opera’s business model of selling licensed profits being squeezed, Opera has abandoned Presto and replaced it with the same ChromeBlink kernel. Even so, google’s underdog has not escaped.
Opera’s founders and some former employees have developed a browser called Vivaldi that uses the same Blink kernel as Chrome. Even so, however, the browser still has many strange compatibility issues on many pages. For example, when you turn on Google Home, the search box will be misplaced, google docs will show a warning, and when You turn on WhatsApp, you’ll be unable to access and prompt edgy to use Chrome…
Vivaldi browser website statement, recommended that users change UA to Chrome, you can solve the problem of Google and other page rendering errors
Miraculously, if you manually change Vivaldi’s UA to Chrome, which is to make Vivaldi pretend to be Chrome, all the problems will go away. What does Google do with its influence? I believe that each person has a rod scale in their hearts.
Firefox: “Incompatible”? There’s a bitter icant.
Firefox Firefox is also a familiar product for browser enthusiasts. Back in the day, Firefox comes from an open source project that was formed after the failure of Netscape. To this day, Firefox still has a very good product power, but this does not stop Firefox’s market share decline.
Firefox has faced a similar situation to Opera’s in its competition with Chrome. For example, in the face of abuse of the “webkit” logo, Firefox is powerless to open similar pages will encounter incompatible prompts, many of which prompt the need to change the browser to Chrome to access. It’s also amazing that as long as Firefox’s UA is disguised as Chrome, it’s all right.
Many web pages will prompt firefox not to be compatible and must use Chrome, but changing Firefox’s UA to Chrome is all right
Firefox, on the other hand, encountered additional obstacles when accessing some Google-related pages, although it could be accessed. On YouTube, for example, Google added a feed to the page, making It slower for Firefox to open a page than Chrome. “In Firefox and Edge browsers, YouTube pages load five times slower than Chrome, because YouTube’s Polymer framework relies on Chrome’s proprietary Shadow after the redesign,” said Peterson, Firefox’s technology manager. DOM v0 API”.
Firefox, Edge need extra loading time to turn on YouTube, google intentionally
Such small methods are quite common on Google pages. Google in the foreign Internet ecology has a significant weight, as a global-oriented Internet service, Google did not strictly follow the W3C compatibility norms, but played a small way to attack competitors, style is disappointing.
Edge: Can a good ending really be done by raising your hand and surrendering?
Finally, it’s time to go back to the opening chapter of the main character, The Edge Browser. Like other non-Chrome browsers, Edge has experienced compatibility issues on various Google pages. Edge is also a victim of the YouTube trick mentioned by firefox’s technology manager above. Not only that, but at some point, Edge can’t even use hardware to accelerate on YouTube, increasing power consumption — and, in general, Edge is more power-efficient than Chrome.
Now that Edge has abandoned its self-research core, surely everything is going to be a good one? Not so. Thanks to its chrome-like kernel, Edge is able to access Chrome’s app store and download and install Chrome plug-ins, which are determined by the technical basis of the two browsers.
Edge swapped the same kernel as Chrome and was warned about security when it visited the Chrome store
However, the Chrome Store recently alerted the Edge browser, which displays a security alert to alert users to the Chrome Browser Safe Use extension if it is detected that the browser accessing the Chrome Store is Edge. This security warning disappears when Edge users switch UA and masquerade as Chrome. Such a means of competition is really a shame.
Edge’s official beau is also unhappy with Chrome.
Chrome’s rise depends on the help of the mobile market (Android APP needs to use The Same WebView as Chromium) and Google’s push on its own web pages. Is it a good thing that Chrome has become the absolute mainstream and the factual standard of web pages?
We know that the probability of monopoly leads to technical stagnation, and IE is a living example. The little tricks Google mentioned above don’t give Chrome a better experience, but will undermine the performance of competitors and even themselves. As ordinary users, we should be wary of what Chrome is doing and cheer on products like Firefox that are still self-developing kernels, hoping that Chrome won’t go the same way.
Firefox argues that Chrome’s monopoly means Google can take more “wanton” control of the internet