Microsoft just sank to a new low by shoving Edge down our throats
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If I told you that my entire computer screen just got taken over by a new app that Id never installed or asked for it just magically appeared on my desktop, my taskbar, and preempted my next website launch youd probably tell me to run a virus scanner and stay away from shady websites, no?
But the insanely intrusive app Im talking about isnt a piece of ransomware. Its Microsofts new Chromium Edge browser, which the company is now force-feeding users via an automatic update to Windows.
Seriously, when I restarted my Windows 10 desktop this week, an app Id never asked for:
- Immediately launched itself
- Tried to convince me to migrate away from Chrome, giving me no discernible way to click away or say no
- Pinned itself to my desktop…