When comparing Safari vs Edge, the Slant community recommends Safari for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Safari is ranked 9th while Edge is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose Safari is:
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to [Chrome](http://blog.getbatterybox.com/which-browser-is-the-most-energy-efficient-chrome-vs-safari-vs-firefox/).
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Pro Works elegantly in OSX
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to Chrome.
Pro Extremely fast
Pro Sleek design
– No distraction stuff like favicons in tabs, all that borders, bevels and embosses in panels like in other browsers, no ugly shaped tabs.
– Neat adress bar.
– Good looking start “show all tabs” screen.
Pro iCloud syncing
Tabs, passwords, bookmarks and, history all sync across devices.
Pro Supports web notes (annotations, drawing and highlighting)
Microsoft Edge supports annotations, drawing and highlighting that can allow users to add annotations into the website as a reference, highlight the notes on the website and also draw anything on the website.
Pro Reading mode
Reading mode is a feature that can allow users to read an article in a reader mode, removing distractive elements such as ads and other elements, leaving only the main article and images, similar to Safari's reader mode and Firefox's recent addition of Reader View.
Pro No longer support legacy elements from Internet Explorer
Pro Reading list
Reading list is a read-it-later feature that can allow users to add article to this section and read the article later on similar to Pocket and Safari's Reading List
Pro Better performance
The performance of Microsoft Edge not just outperforms Microsoft's previous browser known as Internet Explorer, but due to the better technologies used, it also performs faster than other browsers such as Chrome.
Pro Works with Windows Defender - real time protection.
Edge has real-time protection from malicious websites and identity thefts by Windows Defender.
Pro Comes with Cortana
Cortana is a personal assistant and AI by Microsoft inside the Edge browser that can allow users to perform recommendation search, hints, highlights, answers and assistant based on the highlighted keywords user wish to perform and Cortana will give the results on the right side of the sidebar.
Pro Stacked Tabs
With the new Creators Update, tabs can now be stacked for later use.
Pro Gorgeous new tab page
Users who launch a new tab will see a Google Now-like page where it shows the latest news, sports scores, weather, recommended apps, most visited sites, etc.
Pro Very efficient
Less battery draining than any other browser.
Con OSX only
Apple dropped Windows support after Safari 5.
Con Poor support for new web technologies
Safari usually takes its time when it comes to adopting new and useful web technologies meaning that the user gets an inferior experience compared to other modern browsers.
While Safari er is currently available gratis (without monetary charge) on Mac OS X, it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.
Con Windows 10 only
Edge is exclusively available on Microsoft Windows 10.
While Microsoft Edge is currently available for Windows 10 without additional monetary charge (free as in price), it is currently not free as in freedom (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.
Con Poor HTML5 support
Edge is considerably worse at rendering pages than Chrome or Firefox, or other leading competitors, and often encounters rendering issues where it doesn't render the page as the web designer expects.