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BY: Jacob Siegal @JacobSiegal
September 13th, 2018 at 8:00 PM



Microsoft Edge is undoubtedly an improvement over Internet Explorer, but a vast majority of Windows 10 users prefer Chrome and Firefox. In fact, nearly 60% of the worldwide market uses Chrome (according to StatCounter), which has to be the reason why Microsoft is resorting to questionable methods in order to convince Windows 10 users to stick with Edge rather than switch to another browser, such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

With just a few weeks left to go until Microsoft is ready to roll out its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, a few testers have reported seeing a new warning prompt when they try to involve a third-party web browser, stating: “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10.”

full article here:https://bgr.com/2018/09/13/windows-10-chrome-firefox-warning-message/
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Re: Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 02:31:13 pm »
Update by Ed Bott at In latest Windows test builds, Microsoft discourages alternate browsers:

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A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that this is indeed a test:
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We've tested this functionality with Insiders only - The Windows Insider Program enables Microsoft to test different features, functionality and garner feedback before rolling out broadly. Customers remain in control and can choose the browser of their choice.
In earlier preview builds, Microsoft has used A-B testing to try out new features on subsets of its Insider test group. The company has also postponed and even killed features that received negative feedback. Update: Since the initial publication of this post, I have confirmed that this feature will not be in the October 2018 Update when it is publicly released next month.

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Re: Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 10:53:16 pm »
Based on these two articles, Microsoft is attempting to use a scare tactic to keep the users using Edge browser (even thou they say its our choice. Or should I say bullying??? ::)
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Re: Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 11:57:23 pm »
No, read Ed's update.  It is not going to be included in the October, 2018 update.

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Re: Windows 10 has started ‘warning’ users not to install Chrome or Firefox
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 01:11:19 am »
My mistake thank you for pointing this out  ;)
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