If leading news stories by technology firms are an indication, then Microsoft’s flagship operating System is in the midst of a clash with other providers. Microsoft Corporation is the company behind the name Windows and the host of productivity tools typically used on most desktops, laptops and increasingly other hand held devices. Therefore, the operating system which Microsoft Corporation provides, Windows OS plays a critical role on most devices today.
Win 10 set to dislodge competition
Just as Microsoft develops the Windows operating system, other technology firms offer their own versions of operating software. But therein is a big difference. Nearly all of the competing software belongs to the Open Source platform. Therefore, users do not have to pay developers such as Alphabet Inc (for using Chrome), Mozilla Foundation (for using Firefox) and others.
On the other hand Windows is proprietary software. Therefore, the competition between all of the players, bet it Chrome, Firefox or Windows is intense. Perhaps this resulted in the latest Windows 10-led marketing smartness. This time the move is even more aggressive, as the latest windows version, Windows 10 blocks the availability of Google Chrome of Firefox, by offering Windows 10 as the default browser.
Technical experts detect leaked build
It was left to the technical sleuths at leading technology media to detect a feature that will be included in the build, on Windows 10.
The build which was leaked, will now offer options at the Settings navigation stage. When users use the settings feature to choose the Default Apps and look to make a switch to Chrome or Firefox browsers, Windows 10 will have a pop-up question. The popup window will suggest users to give Microsoft Edge ‘a shot.’ The explainer text also indicates that there are exclusive apps built for Windows 10, suggesting users explore those, before moving to either chrome or Firefox. Making things worse is the ‘suggestion.’ It points out to services such as Google Voice with Chrome, reading mode, which both of the browsers support efficiently on their native platforms or when extensions are used.
The sad part of Microsoft’s aggressive selling of Windows 10 is that it leaves no option for Chrome as well as Firefox to point out that Microsoft’s Edge does not have pinned tabs, tab synchronization and more.