Microsoft said that its priority with Windows 10 was to make the upgrade experience as simple as possible, and that it aimed to provide a “cohesive experience” following the upgrade.
Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, has taken aim at longtime rival Microsoft over the way the latter’s new Windows 10 operating system handles users’ choices of browsers and other software.
Yesterday we reported that according to unconfirmed numbers, it was suggested that Windows 10 had been installed on at least 10 million devices since it was released. These include the fact the default API settings are now less intuitive and make it harder for users to use third-party apps, with changing your defaults needing twice as many clicks compared to previous versions of Windows.
Windows 10, like versions of Windows before it stretching all the way back to Windows 95, comes with a default web-browser pre-installed in most markets.
There are two main ways to go about using the Windows 10 trial alongside Windows 7 and 8.
Although Microsoft clearly has made some effort to promote Edge in Windows 10, the upgrade process doesn’t remove Chrome, Firefox or Opera. It features a redesigned Start menu, which brings together the Windows 7 navigation panel with “live tiles” from Windows 8, and a new web browser called Edge.
Mozilla CEO said that his company contacted Microsoft to discuss its concerns over Windows 10 Browser Defaults, but its efforts did not result in any progress, so this letter has been written.
Mozilla chief exec Chris Beard has penned a tetchy open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, criticizing the Redmond giant for changing customers’ default browser choice when they upgrade to Windows 10. “They are unsettling because there are millions of users who love Windows and who are having their choices ignored”, he added.