Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2018 19:45 UTC

Windows 10 insider build 17744, which will be available in next month to the public as Windows 10 2018 October update has warned a user when he tries to install Firefox browser to open and use Microsoft Edge. We know Windows 10 nudges to use Edge as the default browser, but this is definitely different. A user shared about this on Twitter, here is what the dialog informed the user.

I'm already an Edge user so I won't be bothered by these dialogs, but it's really annoying how browser makers - and by browser makers I mean Microsoft and Google - are taking every opportunity to shove annoying "please use Chrome/Edge" dialogs in our faces. It's user-hostile behaviour, and it feels cheap and scummy.

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How slimy can it get?
by Moochman on Wed 12th Sep 2018 21:16 UTC
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I mean, I guess this is a kind of revenge on Google for their in-your-face Chrome ads on the Google search page. But that doesn't make it any less slimy.

Sidenote rant: If MS wants people to finally move on from IE11 to Edge, which would be in their own as well as all web developers' interests, they need to finally stop shipping IE11 with Windows 10 by default. IE11 is the bane of every web developer's existence and needs to be stamped out ASAP.

Edited 2018-09-12 21:17 UTC

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