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Microsoft is forcefully pushing its new web browser, Edge browser and you can’t blame them. When users attempt to search for other browsers Firefox or Chrome on Windows 10, the Microsoft is making close to impossible to find.
If you try to search for and download Google Chrome or Firefox from Microsoft’s Edge browser, a dark bar appears at the top of the search results page saying that Microsoft recommends they use Edge, with a ‘Learn Why‘ button. This button will take you to a marketing page for the Edge browser.
Microsoft’s behavior isn’t new, as Google, for example, often suggests consumers use Google Chrome as their default browser while they’re running Google searches so we think its only fair to Microsoft to follow suit. The irony is Microsoft has in the past come down hard on Google for what they believe are anti-competitive practices, the move by Microsoft to push its own browsers when users try to download others is…interesting interesting.
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has already come out to cry foul, accusing Microsoft for making it close to impossible for Windows 10 users to choose Mozilla Firefox as the default browser in the new operating system. He told the verge in statement;
[signoff icon=”quote-circled”]”Microsoft Edge was designed exclusively for Windows 10 with features and functionality that enhance the browsing experience such as Cortana, Web Note and Quick answers. These notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them get to know these experiences better. That said, with Windows 10 you can easily choose the default browser and search engine of your choice.”[/signoff]
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