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Windows 10 is now openly judging Firefox and Chrome users

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Windows 10 has effectively become that annoying vegan friend who judges you when you order a burger and tells you the harrowing story about how it came to your plate.

As part of a new series of Windows 10 tips, Chrome and Firefox browser users are being informed ‘you know what, actually, Edge is far safer for you.’

As spotted by illCodeYouABrain on Reddit, Users are seeing a pop-up on the Edge icon saying “Microsoft Edge is safer than Firefox. It blocks 21% more socially engineered malware.”

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It then offers a link to do “learn more,” which in this instance is Microsoft’s “you should really educate yourself about the issues.”

Although it's in text form, we're positive it'd be spoken with the requisite Australian interrogative.

If you don’t want to hear Microsoft’s ‘annoying vegan friend’ act, the firm told VentureBeat that tips can be easily switched off in system settings.

Just go to Settings > System > Notifications > Disable Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows.

Or you could listen to Microsoft, which has gleaned that 21% safer figure from a report by NSS Labs.

Which browser do you trust to keep your data safe? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Phil

November 18, 2016, 8:18 pm

Oooh, is this a way to fuck off all those "try orifice 365 now!" messages whilst I'm watching a film?

I HATE advertising being forced in my face by a program I've paid for. Android does it too but at least it's a notification you can ignore until you're ready to read it and dismiss it rather than a "bing bong" *LOOK AT ME!* thing that comes in over what you're doing.

Piss of Microsoft and go and drown in your money pit.

toboev

November 18, 2016, 10:24 pm

Uh, doesn't that make Windows 10 itself malware? Malware is as malware does.

bradavon

November 19, 2016, 2:25 pm

Would you write an article with blatant sexism? Probably not but veganphobia is acceptable then?

wiredtothemaximum

November 19, 2016, 10:28 pm

Seriously, man-up. It's sarcasm.

LongtimeReader

November 21, 2016, 9:58 am

The jibe at vegans is unnecessary and in poor taste, Chris.

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