Chrome vs Edge vs Firefox: Is Microsoft's browser really faster?

Chrome vs Edge vs Firefox: Is Microsoft's browser really faster?

The Verge reports that Microsoft is now testing a new warning the appears when a user goes on to attempt to run the Chrome or Firefox installers, on the latest version of Windows 10 for insiders. It provides the users with two options - "Open Microsoft Edge" and "Install anyway".

Microsoft isn't actually stopping anyone from installing alternative browsers, though.

Text in the pop-up claims that Edge is a "faster, safer" browser for the Windows 10 operating system. "You already have Microsoft Edge - the safer, faster browser for Windows 10", the pop-up reads, with accompanying buttons that either open Edge or proceed with installation. Interestingly, this move by the Redmond, Washington-headquartered company comes right ahead of the release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

If you click the "Don't want to be warned in the future?". By going into Apps & Features in the Apps pages within the Settings app, you can turn these prompts off.

Instead of disabling the app recommendations by default, Microsoft seems to be enabling them by default. Spotted by Windows Central, Windows 10 Insiders are now seeing an Edge "ad" when trying to install Chrome or Firefox.

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The fact that his app recommendation feature is default might be irritating for some users, as they've long already decided they don't want anything to do with the Windows 10 default browser.

"Don't install LibreOffice or OpenOffice!" Apparently, Firefox still remains the more saintly browser of the big three. "Get more great games like Candy Crush Saga from the Store". The software simply installs as you would expect it to.

However, there are some caveats, WDAG is only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 and requires PCs to have the hardware and BIOS settings needed to support Hyper-V virtualization. Maybe all those people clinging to Windows 7 are on to something after all.

For example, when visiting Google.com using Edge, you will see dialog boxes that make statements like "Switch to Chrome".

A "Do this anyway" button also appears in the Windows SmartScreen popups, which warns you before you run a downloaded application that might potentially be risky.

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