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

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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RE: Not likely going to alter...
by WorknMan on Wed 12th Sep 2018 20:55 UTC in reply to "Not likely going to alter..."
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Not likely going to alter my use of Firefox at all.


Ya, IE6/7... some sins can never be forgiven. Esp. when moves like this show that Microsoft really hasn't changed at all.

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

IE6 was by far better than other browsers (Netscape) at the time it came out. So much better that Microsoft just stopped developing it for 5 years until they were hopelessly surpassed by FireFox and others.
IE7 only was a desperate attempt to catch up by adding tabs but all the way to IE11 Microsoft was just playing catchup with other browsers. They did some interesting things with JavaScript but nothing that ever made them interesting for anything but "this (corporate/ancient) website requires IE"
There is a reason they basically started from scratch with Edge which was a better browser from the start and has developed very well in the last few years

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christian Member since:
2005-07-06

IE6 was by far better than other browsers (Netscape) at the time it came out. So much better that Microsoft just stopped developing it for 5 years until they were hopelessly surpassed by FireFox and others.


Debatable.

If by best, you mean most ubiquitous, installed by default, most targeted by website owners (CSS warts and all) and hackers alike, then yes, I guess IE6 was far better than the competition.

But Opera and its users might have something to say about that, and I was certainly a relatively happy pre-Firefox Mozilla user at the time.

Simple fact is Microsoft stopped developing it because they relied on its incompatibilities, and subsequent "optimised for IE" lock-in to cement their web browser monopoly. Had they developed a properly standards compliant browser earlier, they would have been as disadvantaged as all the other locked out browsers.

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imthefrizzlefry Member since:
2010-10-28

So much better that Microsoft just stopped developing it for 5 years


I don't see that as a sign of greatness so much as a sign of market dominance.

Personally, I try and stay away from the leading browsers when I can (at home); however, at work I need to use all browsers for testing purposes.

Ever since Google did that experiment where Bing added fake search results when you used IE to click a fake search result on Google. I know Microsoft tracks everything, and I'm pretty sure Google does the same thing (but I don't have first hand knowledge.)

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