Microsoft Edge warns Windows 10 users to avoid Chrome and Firefox

Windows 10 warning for Google Chrome

It appears the latest version of Windows 10 will also issue warnings against downloading Chrome

The media are reporting that Microsoft is adding pop-up notifications in the latest Windows 10 test builds, now available in the Windows Insiders program.

It makes me wonder what sort of feedback Microsoft was expecting to receive from this particular test. Unlike the previous suggestions of Edge browser in Windows 10, the objective of this is rather controversial as the idea is to convince users to stick with Microsoft Edge. People use Windows in the real world to run a variety of applications, not just connect to Microsoft services in half-baked "Universal" apps, "Metro" apps, or whatever we're calling them now. This isn't done through the "Apps for websites" feature in Windows 10, so the experience isn't as seamless as it would otherwise be, but it's still much easier than manually copying the link and then going into the app. "Customers remain in control and can choose the browser of their choice", the firm said in a statement. As per a CNET report, test was confirmed in Windows 10 version 1809, build 17758.1.

Interestingly, Mozilla clearly did not appreciate Microsoft's move. "Any measure by operating system manufacturers that limits the users' right to choose the best browser for their needs is, of course, not to our liking".

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After the match , Djokovic brought the subject up again with reporters. "For me it's not something that I have to think about. Williams was outraged, and demanded an apology, telling Ramos that "I don't cheat to win, I'd rather lose".

Users are also offered the opportunity to change their settings so that they do not receive the warning again in the future. "Microsoft should focus on building great products instead and win users".

People talk about how Google pushes Chrome, but that's pretty different. Microsoft did the same during the Windows 9x era with Internet Explorer earning quite a bum rap that haunts them even today. That shouldn't be a problem for most people, but it's likely to prove maddening to anyone who does have to see this passive aggressive pop-up a couple of times. That's not to say that it will never be added, but at least for the time being, we don't have to worry about our parents calling us to tell us that they tried to install Firefox and are now convinced that their computer has an incurable virus. Not only that, but it's apparently "the safer, faster browser for Windows 10".

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