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Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss

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Re: Take your browser and fuck off

0laf, I regret I have only one upvote to give.

Hey Microsoft, here’s a tip for you: if something’s genuinely good, people will tend to discover it on their own or by word-of-mouth. If you have to cajole people into using your browser, you’ve already lost.

I remember reading here quite recently that MS had tried the tactic, in a Windows test build, of intercepting user attempts to run Firefox_Setup.exe and showing an interstitial “Are you suuuuuure you won’t try Edge?” wheedling dialog. Pathetic, and would have ticked me off even more than does the nag when you try to change default browser.

Basically, Edge is the browser equivalent of Talkie Toaster.

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