Author Topic: Microsoft has a dumb idea to make people use its web browser  (Read 539 times)

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Microsoft has a dumb idea to make people use its web browser
« on: March 16, 2018, 09:46:49 PM »
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Microsoft’s Mail app will automatically open web links in Edge, even for users who’ve set a different browser as their default.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40545799/microsoft-has-a-dumb-idea-to-make-people-use-its-web-browser

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Re: Microsoft has a dumb idea to make people use its web browser
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 12:05:45 PM »
NO
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Re: Microsoft has a dumb idea to make people use its web browser
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 09:20:35 AM »
Surely this will have the effect of making people realise how bloody awful the mail app is and switch.

Second thoughts, scrap that. People are dumb. I over-estimated them for a moment.

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Re: Microsoft has a dumb idea to make people use its web browser
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 03:41:16 PM »
What is the Edge browser?

Has anyone actually seen one?

I think I heard an unconfirmed rumor that some elderly guy in a cabin in Montana, cut off from all news of the outside world, was using a thing called an "edge" browser. Have there been any confirmed sightings of such a thing in civilized society?

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Re: Microsoft has a dumb idea to make people use its web browser
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 03:46:14 PM »
OK, I did a little research, and this mythical browser does exist, but not for long

Market share in October: 2.22%
Market share in February: 1.86% (roughly half of Opera)
http://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share

Netmarket Share shows it at a respectable 4% of desktop market share (2% overall)
https://netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx

This shows IE + Edge as 7%
https://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php
« Last Edit: March 21, 2018, 03:48:26 PM by ergophobe »