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Sean Hoffman
What kind of slimy marketing cesspool crap is this Microsoft? I proceed to launch the Firefox installer and Windows 10 pops this up? If I wanted to use your browser, I would.
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निर्भीक चौहान Sep 11
How do you make this show up? I'm curious and I want to reproduce it.
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Sean Hoffman Sep 11
Perhaps they do. It's their history of IE hubris that irks me. Subjectively, I still feel they have the best desktop OS (and yes, I have a MacBook Pro). But it's decisions like this that re-kindle those smoldering embers of dislike.
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Sean Hoffman Sep 11
I'm on 1809 (17744.1004). Launched Firefox installation program. Note this wasn't the prompt to make FF the default-browser; this abomination occurred between the time I launched Firefox and the FF coming up for the first time. The OS saw I was trying to install FF and chimed in.
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Christian Agredo Sep 12
But if you visit a or its okay that google annoy you to install Chrome?
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
I don't disagree.
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Brawl Sep 12
Wow, it's real. Opens up when starting the , , or installer
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
This is definitely new. I did a Windows 10 refresh on this machine maybe 4-6 weeks ago. When I installed Opera (those crazy Norwegians make a nice browser) at that time I didn't get this pop-up.
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Viky Sep 12
That company is trash at everything they do. They only survive because of the windows monopoly. Hope they get fined.
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
Well as a former OS/2 developer I could have matched or exceeded your vitriol 20 years ago. Now I'm less convinced of who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are. They've made (and continue to make) some cool stuff. They've also made some monumental blunders...
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🌎 MikZ 🌏 Sep 12
Yeah, I thought the Microsoft Flight Simulator was pretty cool in 1987! 😉
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
Ironically, that was derived from Bruce Artwick's original work. But seriously, they have some good products. Many developers I know find Visual Studio Code to be the best editor out there. Visual Studio itself, while I pick on it for its speed, is still the best dev IDE imho.
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Chris Sep 12
How is this any different than Macs, especially iOS devices? I left iOS for many reasons one of them being mostly forced to use their browser for most clicks and actions. I had to manually launch Chrome in order to use it...
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
Replying to @Cvgordy @MicrosoftEdge
Your points are certainly salient, and I don't have a legitimate rebuttal. My observation was more a response to new behavior that I'd observed rather than analysis of other players in the arena.
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Chris Heilmann Sep 12
I don't know what that is and what happened there but I'm looking for internal communication. Thanks for flagging it up.
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
Thank you. My thought is this is an OS hook that got leveraged. Find the MBAs specializing in marketing.
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James Sep 12
The only issues i see when i use edge is that it is slow, and edge is a data collector for microsoft, they want you to use it so they can profile your data usage and record everything you do on it
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Sean Hoffman Sep 12
I can't comment on the speed so much, but unfortunately, all browsers are data-collectors to one degree or another :-(.
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rob gatzke Sep 12
Why is Microsoft so determined to push a free product like this? What's in it for them? Hmm..
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