Angry Windows 7 user calls Microsoft Edge malware

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We are lucky that Microsoft's attempt to extend their tentacles on mobile phones failed miserably. Just imagine how nagging Microsoft would have been on mobile phones, if Windows Phone hadn't disappeared. Thanks god, there still exists a world (mobile phones) that is almost Microsoft-free.
 

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We are lucky that Microsoft's attempt to extend their tentacles on mobile phones failed miserably. Just imagine how nagging Microsoft would have been on mobile phones, if Windows Phone hadn't disappeared. Thanks god, there still exists a world (mobile phones) that is almost Microsoft-free.
Have you ever used Windows Phone? I did for several years and you know what, if they ever release new Windows Phone with better app support I will jump on it straight away.
 

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Very entertaining article, which I do not find to be clikbait. If this has happened to one user, you can be sure it has happened to others. M$'s actions are definitely over the top. They really know how to shoot themselves in the foot.
 

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" How is it that Microsoft can't manage to provide security updates for Windows 7, as it is end of life, but still manage to force a new web browser that isn't wanted on Windows 7 users?"
Easy. It's based on Chromium. So as long as Google supports it then so will Microsoft. They already answered this like months ago.
 

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Have you ever used Windows Phone? I did for several years and you know what, if they ever release new Windows Phone with better app support I will jump on it straight away.
I've heard the same from two friends who used Windows phones. I never tried one but I could be persuaded to give it a whirl if it ever came back. But to the Edge story, that's just amazing. His wife was terrified ... terrified, I tell you. I needed a smile today, and that story did it.
 

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Forcing average users to try a new web browser is kinda abusing, especially when this new web browser imports automatically private data (like passwords).(n)
Unfortunately, such advertising is rather common nowadays.:(
By the way, my wife liked Windows Phone.:)
 
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Edge on 7 is a security update, it is meant to replace the insecure and outdated IE. Users should be glad MS still cares about the unsupported 7.
For the record, it is not like they are forced to use it, just like with IE. It is for users, who can not install/find an updated browser by themselves.
 

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Edge on 7 is a security update, it is meant to replace the insecure and outdated IE. Users should be glad MS still cares about the unsupported 7.
For the record, it is not like they are forced to use it, just like with IE. It is for users, who can not install/find an updated browser by themselves.
It is probably some truth in the above argumentation. But, it would be more convincing if MS would simply replace IE with some information about what they did and why they did it. They simply took advantage of doing something good to bundle it with advertising. I am not surprised - most corporations do similar things every time when it is possible.
 

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My neighbour uses internet banking via Chrome on XP. He has got a new laptop with 10, but he does not know, how to save bookmarks there, so XP it is. 😅
Yes, that is a common problem. Many users have a serious problem when an application is changed to another one. Changing the Windows from XP to 10 can be a shock to them. But, Windows can produce more surprises for them. My mother was sure that she had got a virus when she saw the black configuration screen after a major Windows update. My friend thought that Windows was spoiled, because after updating to ver. 1903 the login screen background was blurred. Such problems are common for the 60+ age generation.