Looks like a nice toy to test how well my local pi-hole can block Microsoft Telemetry.

Oue
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This is beneficial for Windows enterprise shops with Linux users. Assuming their IE webapps migrate to Edge Chromium, it’ll be super convenient for their Linux users.

Aside from that, everyone should be using non-Chromium browsers (Firefox, qutebrowser built with QtWebKit, lynx, ???)

TheOPtimal
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qutebrowser is based on Chromium, and lynx? Really?

Oue
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Didn’t know qtb was Chromium based, always assumed it was one of the good outliers :(

Lynx is performant enough for the majority of web text content, excluding sites that choose to impose terrible Cloudflare blocks

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Some Linux distributions (I forgot which one) give you the choice to install qutebrowser with QtWebEngine (based on Chromium) or with WebKit. Disclaimer, on qutebrowser github page : “alternatively QtWebKit (5.212) - This is not recommended due to known security issues in QtWebKit”

I can only see two use-cases for this: webdevelopers that need to make sure their website works well on all browsers, and also probably some corporate intranets with crap browser requirements. Otherwise, just as @oeutiroe@lemmy.ml said, alternatives should be used.

If Google can do it then Microsoft can too

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