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Microsoft Discourages Use of Chrome & Firefox

Published by: Frank Galvano on 8th Sep 2015 | View all blogs by Frank Galvano

Microsoft Discourages Use of Chrome & Firefox

Microsoft is using its new Windows 10 operating system to try and dissuade users from opting for Google's Chrome or Mozilla's Firefox web browsers. When searching on the company's new Edge browser for either Firefox or Chrome, Windows 10 users see an ominous message saying: “Microsoft recommends Microsoft Edge for Windows 10,” with a “Learn Why” button next to it. Clicking the button brings up a Microsoft web page that shows off all the features of Edge. A spokesman for Microsoft noted that Edge was designed specifically for Windows 10, and the notifications are to alert people to all the browser's features, but also explained that users can still choose whatever default browser they want.

Released in conjunction with Windows 10, Edge is Microsoft's attempt to compete with rivals Firefox and Chrome. It replaced their old browser, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft is hopeful that it can convert not only Internet Explorer users, but also those who use Chrome, Firefox and other browsers, as well.

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