Microsoft confirms it has recommended Edge browser in Windows 10 preview builds

Microsoft really doesn't want you to abandon Edge on Windows 10

Microsoft really doesn't want you to abandon Edge on Windows 10

In my opinion, the operating system you choose to run should remain independent of the software you choose to install, but Microsoft clearly disagrees with that view based on a new tweak to Windows 10.

"Don't install LibreOffice or OpenOffice!" However, Microsoft says you should not expect to see App Suggestions anytime soon.

Microsoft keeps installing apps on our PCs without asking, and now they're telling us what we shouldn't install.

This is all dumb so far, but it's not just annoying; it's bad for security. We've seen Edge recommendations pop up on certain Microsoft websites, and even a recommendation message when changing the default browser in Windows 10 settings. I proceed to launch the Firefox installer and Windows 10 pops this up? However, Microsoft tries to counter this by allowing the warnings to be turned off "in the future". It has started showing a "warning" before you download the web browser. Also worthy of consideration is the fact the popup does not stop you from downloading the third-party.

The prompt is one of several features being tested prior to potential inclusion in the October update for Windows 10.

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Here's the amusing thing: Despite all these tricks, Edge only has about 4% of the browser market. Companion. With it, every time you open a YouTube link, you'll be prompted to switch to the app instead of watching it in a browser. The project pulled 2.1W in Edge, drew 2.8W in Chrome, 3.1W in Opera, and 3,2W in Firefox.

Google has stripped "www" from the latest version of Chrome. Google offers a free search engine and other free online services.

Thanks to their past actions in this arena, Microsoft has an uphill battle to make Edge more appealing - and their opening salvo feels more like a shot across the bow.

That kind of passive-aggressive styling has become all too common in pop-ups that want you to sign up for newsletters, download specific apps or do whatever else the person who set up the pop-up wants you to do. To do that requires focusing on making Edge better than the alternatives and marketing it as such.

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