Back in October 2020, Microsoft released a version of its Edge browser for Linux, which I thought was a pretty decent effort.
It had wide open spaces, hardly any clutter, and worked at a decent speed as well.
But recently, Microsoft has spoiled the whole effort by resorting to its default: trying to force users to watch this, that and the other.
One is unsure about other users, but two such instances were enough for me and I promptly threw it out from both my PC and my laptop.
Since it is based on Google’s Chromium open-source browser, there is an easy replacement for a Linux user: Chromium itself.
Marketing is part of Microsoft’s DNA — the company is a marketing firm first and a technology company second — so this kind of forcing content on users was bound to happen sooner or later.
Cramming too many features into software is one of Microsoft’s irritating habits and this has been evident in Edge for a while.
Bloatware has been added to Edge from time to time, and the latest is the addition is a way of integrating Skye Meet Now in the toolbar.
Given that Microsoft’s business model is built on incorporating irritating features into its software — a habit common to companies which think they have captive users — it was only a matter of time before I threw it out.
No idea of what Edge is like on Windows, but I guess the frequency of pop-ups and “helpful” hints must be much more. Not something I would care to sample.
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