Microsoft has improved the performance of Edge version 102 for Windows. The browser automatically compresses the disk cache, it now needs less disk space to work.
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“Starting with Microsoft Edge 102 for Windows, the browser will automatically shrink disk caches on user devices that qualify for this operation. Cache compression will greatly improve performance and overall user experience,” said the Microsoft Edge team.
As the developers explained, the larger the amount of disk cache that a web browser uses, the more likely it is that cached web resources can be accessed faster, which will speed up the loading of web pages. But increasing the disk cache often results in systems with little disk space simply running out of space, which browser vendors must also consider.
"One way to expand cache usage while minimizing disk usage is the ability to continually use compression to save disk space for cached content," Microsoft added.
Microsoft released a stable version of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser on January 15, 2020. After its release, Microsoft stated that the new Edge "is the only browser optimized for Windows 10." In addition, the company has published the source code for some browser components (type: microsoft edge in the filter).
In October 2021, the first stable version of Microsoft Edge appeared in the Linux repositories on the Microsoft portal.