Microsoft now includes a warning that warns Windows 10 users to avoid installing browsers from rival companies, such as Google Chrome and Firefox.
When users with the latest update of the Microsoft operating system try to install third-party web browsers, the operating system will display a pop-up warning.
& # 39; Already have Microsoft Edge, the safest and fastest browser for Windows 10 & # 39 ;, the new warning message tells users.
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Microsoft now includes a warning that warns Windows 10 users to avoid installing browsers from rival companies, such as Google Chrome and Firefox. The operating system shows the warning pop-up on the image when you try to install
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR INTERNET BROWSERS FOR PC?
- Google Chrome: 67.63 percent
- Mozilla Firefox: 10.97 percent
- Internet Explorer: 7.02 percent
- Apple Safari: 5.13 percent
- Microsoft Edge: 4.24 percent
- Opera: 2.48 percent
The feature has been detected in the beta version of the latest edition of Windows.
In a statement, Microsoft said the warning was being tested with users who are part of its beta initiative "Insiders".
However, the warnings do not stop the installation of any software.
"The Windows Insider program allows Microsoft to test different features, functionalities and collect comments before deploying it widely," said a spokesman.
"Customers maintain control and can choose the browser they choose."
However, not everyone is happy with the prospect of questioning their decision to use third-party browsers, which are much more popular among users than Edge.
Writing on Twtitter, Texas-based software developer Sean Hoffman said: & # 39; @MicrosoftEdge What kind of black hole marketing c ** p is this Microsoft?
& # 39; I try to start the Firefox installer and Windows 10 appears this? If I wanted to use your browser, I would do it.
This is not the first time that the company tries to restrict its clients to the use of other web browsers.
Last year, Microsoft introduced its simplified Windows 10 S operating system, which debuted on its Surface laptop, which would not allow users to install third-party web browsers.
Follow the rumors that Microsoft is working on a new subscription model for Windows 10 customers that will allow the company to automatically take care of any technical problems.
Not everyone is happy with the prospect of their decision to use third-party browsers such as Chrome (logo in the photo), which are much more popular among users than Edge, who are questioned.
The Redmond-based technology company currently releases updates with new features for its Windows 10 users twice a year.
However, users have lamented the updates, which have been plagued by errors.
Earlier this year, Microsoft was forced to delay its April 2018 update after beta testers unearthed a serious problem that caused the collapse of computers with Intel-branded solid-state drives.
When the patched update was released, it contained an error that caused the machine to freeze when users opened the Google Chrome browser.
To solve the problem, it is reported that Microsoft is looking to launch a new feature known as Microsoft Managed Desktop, although no release date has been confirmed.
The system will sell the Windows 10 operating system as a service, where users pay a monthly subscription fee to use the latest version of the software, with technical problems immediately solved by Microsoft.
HOW DO YOU UPDATE WINDOWS 10?
Windows 10 occasionally searches for updates so you do not have to.
When an update is available, it is automatically downloaded and installed, keeping your device updated with the latest features.
To check for updates manually, select the Start button and then go to Settings> Update and Security> Windows Update, and select Check for updates.
If Windows Update says that your device is up to date, it has all the updates currently available.