Mozilla is not happy about Microsoft’s MSFT 57.60 +0.20 0.35% changes in Windows 10 when it comes to the user’s default browser. The biggest complaint is users who upgrade to Windows 10 will have their default browser changed to Microsoft’s new Edge Browser. Further, it is no longer as simple as going into Firefox to set it as the default browser.
Sometimes we see great progress, where consumer products respect individuals and their choices. However, with the launch of Windows 10 we are deeply disappointed to see Microsoft take such a dramatic step backwards. It is bewildering to see, after almost 15 years of progress bolstered by significant government intervention, that with Windows 10 user choice has now been all but removed. The upgrade process now appears to be purposefully designed to throw away the choices its customers have made about the Internet experience they want, and replace it with the Internet experience Microsoft wants them to have.
Mozilla Future Releases illustrates the process Firefox users must take to make Firefox their default browser again.
Chris Beard, CEO of Mozilla has written An Open Letter to Microsoft’s CEO pleading to Microsoft “Don’t Roll Back the Clock on Choice and Control”.
via The Mozilla Blog