Next bad behavior from Microsoft. Users of Windows 10 version 1809 Insider Builds experience a surprise when trying to install Firefox or Google Chrome. Windows 10 intercepts this install and shows a ‘Please use Edge box’.
Martin Brinkmann has pointed out the newest issue with Windows 10 version 1809 Insider Preview via Twitter.
— ghacksnews (@ghacksnews) 12. September 2018
If you try to install Firefox or Chrome browser on a recent Windows 10 version 1809 Insider build, this install gets intercepted. The user will see the message shown within the above tweet with a note to use Edge. So it’s the next Mega fail from Microsoft, as several Tweets indicates:
@MicrosoftEdge 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. pic.twitter.com/f7jk9sGvYA
— Sean Hoffman (@SeanKHoffman) 11. September 2018
The tweet below expresses exactly my thoughts – what do you think about such actions from Microsoft? A sign of decline of the company – and time for the EU Competition Commission to take the next step against Microsoft?
This is some ol’ bullshit, Microsoft. I thought you’d gotten cool. https://t.co/bYCvwjNWiF
— Mike Conley @firstname.lastname@example.org (@mike_conley) 11. September 2018