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"Prior to that, our fairly state-of-the-art video acceleration put us well ahead of Chrome on video playback time on battery, but almost the instant they broke things on YouTube, they started advertising Chrome’s dominance over Edge on video-watching battery life. What makes it so sad, is that their claimed dominance was not due to ingenious optimization work by Chrome, but due to a failure of YouTube. On the whole, they only made the web slower."

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@freakazoid Safari has also been called ‘the new IE’ because of iOS and lacking newer functionality, but now I’m actually a bit glad we have it (on macOS). Battery life is *amazing*.

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@kosinus That's such a tiny fraction of the overall web browser market that damage is much smaller than Google is doing. It sucks for sites that care more about US and well-to-do mobile users than total worldwide users but aren't willing/able to do an app, I guess.

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@kosinus I just realized I misread what you were saying. I guess there are two reasons to call a browser IE: one is that it prevents sites from using new features that are good; the other is that it encourages web sites to do things that are incompatible with other browsers because they only bother testing with that browser. I was thinking the latter, which I think Chrome clearly qualifies for, while you clearly mean the former, which I do think is less of an issue.

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@freakazoid That’s true, I was mixing concerns as well. I wholeheartedly agree on Google, though!

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