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Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:36 am

Yet another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...
In latest Windows test builds, Microsoft discourages alternate browsers

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#2 Post by Dekks » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 am

As a long time firefox user i'm used to google spamming about chrome being better, more secure etc, any time i try to access google docs or similar properties.
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Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 am

Why does this sound so similar to Microsoft's shady tactics in the late 90's with IE.

Some companies never learn.
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#4 Post by GrifterGuru » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:48 pm

Apparrently it was a WX "insiders build preview only" Experiment to gauge response to it.

Can not say as I am surprised by Micro$haft to be honest as things have steadily become worse and worse with more and more "Call home" telemetry with every new build/update and lets not forget the governement backdoors either!
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Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

#5 Post by dr_st » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 am

Dekks wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 am
As a long time firefox user i'm used to google spamming about chrome being better, more secure etc, any time i try to access google docs or similar properties.
Precisely.
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 am
Why does this sound so similar to Microsoft's shady tactics in the late 90's with IE.

Some companies never learn.
Oh, no, they do learn. From each other, all the time. Google learned these nasty tricks from Microsoft, and now Microsoft is re-learning them from Google.
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Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

#6 Post by Puppy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:32 am

Isn't it on the "S" mode only? I no longer believe any IT journalist because most of their Windows 10 articles are crap.

It is partially true because nothing can be worse than an ad malware from Google.
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Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

#7 Post by dr_st » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:32 pm

Puppy wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:32 am
Isn't it on the "S" mode only? I no longer believe any IT journalist because most of their Windows 10 articles are crap.
Neither do I, but in this case even they clearly stated that it was just a test feature for the Insider channel; none of it ever made it to any mainstream release channel (and given the feedback, unlikely that it will).
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Re: Another slimy trick from Micro$haft: don't install anything but Edge browser...

#8 Post by TonyJZX » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:51 am

Win10 has always complained big time if you change whatever program assocations from whatever was stock out of the box.

Even changing something to Foxit etc. has it complaining.

On a new laptop, I just installed Win7 and now use Opera and Firefox. I didnt install Chrome since there's no need.

CHrome and IE and Edge... dont use them if you dont have to.

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