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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
Operating System vs. Browser
I’ve had a few inquiries about the new Microsoft Edge and whether it has replaced Windows 10. The short answer is no.
Windows 10, or its predecessors, Windows 8 and 7, for PCs and MacOS for Apple computers are all operating systems. The operating system is the platform for all your apps, programs as well as your web browsers, like Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari to run on.
You must have an operating system to use a web browser, but you don’t have to have a web browser to have an operating system. With modern computers you can’t boot your computer without an operating system. Think of it as the middle-man between your hardware – sound system, computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, network adapter etc. and your programs, like email, word processing, games and browsing the internet.
Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc., on the other hand, have a single job. They allow you easy access to the Internet-- whether that is looking up your favorite recipe or checking your Gmail.
Most of the time, your operating system includes a browser, but you can also download other browsers that work with your operating system.
One caveat, Google’s Chrome does have an operating system called the Chrome OS. It runs on Chromebooks-- which a lot of schools are using for their online learning. Chrome OS does not use Windows 10; it is its own operating system and is separate from the Chrome web browser.
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from Robert Aydelot: 2019-April 2020