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Latest Windows 10 Build Interrupts Firefox and Chrome Installations

Latest Windows 10 Build Interrupts Firefox and Chrome Installations

When you try to install the Firefox pr Chrome web browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, you may notice that the installation gets interrupted by the operating system. It reads, "You already have Microsoft Edge - the safer, faster browser for Windows 10". It's clear Microsoft doesn't know, because it's resorted to using annoying pop-up warnings when users try to install another browser. 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. Interestingly, this move by the Redmond, Washington-headquartered company comes right ahead of the release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Apparently, Firefox still remains the more saintly browser of the big three. Multiple sources for worldwide browser market share estimate only a small proportion of Windows 10 users choose Edge.

Microsoft Edge is not doing so well despite the fact that it is the default web browser on Windows 10. The software simply installs as you would expect it to. Microsoft is now training users to click through these warnings, which also appear after you download and launch an app.

That said Edge's score is only slightly lower than the others, and while it's missing some features, such as support for the 3D graphics rendering API WebGL 2, it supports some features missing from Chrome, such as the WebVR API for using virtual-reality headsets in the browser.

This isn't the first time that Microsoft has attempted to sway users toward its browser.

Here's the amusing thing: Despite all these tricks, Edge only has about 4% of the browser market.

This prompt then asked if he wished to try Edge or to continue installing Firefox. Google offers a free search engine and other free online services. In the past, Windows 10 users who use Chrome have received desktop notifications about Edge, and for a short time, Microsoft forced Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for email links, but had to reverse course after a backlash. We wish Google would quit nagging people so much too, but Microsoft is going too far.

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