Microsoft has finally made a solid web browser. Edge is fast, responsive, and Windows has optimized it as a work browser; the integrated annotation tool, that allows you to scribble all over webpages and share them, is an unexpected killer feature. Sure, it crashed the browser the first two times I tried to use it, but when it finally worked, I was impressed. It’s one of those tools that was obviously designed with touchscreen laptops and Microsoft’s Surface in mind. The home screen aggregates news from all the major outlets, and can be customized based on interests. History, downloads, a Reading List a la Apple, and a bookmark bar all slide in from the right, and there’s a handy share button. Extensions aren’t available at launch, and since Flash doesn’t come baked into the software, you’re going to have to wait for all those great features Flash brings, like network vulnerability and bloated load times. It’s tough to replace Google Chrome though, which is already a well-worn ecosystem of my extensions and web accounts. But for someone just starting on a new computer, the first step on Windows isn’t to download another browser anymore.