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[dupe] Microsoft to ‘warn’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox (theverge.com)
58 points by dvdhnt 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

462 comments currently on the front paage: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17967243

I welcome this addition from Microsoft. I think nothing will push users toward Linux faster than annoying garbage like this.

Or to IE...?

Non-powerusers can't install linux. If they switch OS it will be to OS X

This is shocking.

So Microsoft is using their smart screen tools to recognise the exes and then warn you.

Not sure if you are joking but MS is tracking every .exe you open.

Got to your account -> privacy -> download and you see all .exe files you opened.

Yes. But the idea was that they use it for malware blocking. Not to try and stop you from using another web browser.

Horrible!! They should just follow Apple and outright ban anything other than a wrapper around their own browser, like Apple does on iOS.

It's Microsoft. They been doing this sort of thing for at least 25 years. They haven't changed, even if they've fooled some people. It's part of their DNA.


Will this be in the real release? Looks like a anti-trust case for other browser vendors, like MS got fined for including IE with Win 98.

I mean they already say your not secure if you don’t use OneDrive. Nobody complained then - so why not further abuse “security” features.

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