Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner writes about how Windows tries to get you to make Edge your default browser again through pop up windows once you’ve opted to change to another browser.
Microsoft’s moves seem desperate. And familiar. It is clear they don’t want you to use other browsers. They even offer to pay you to use the browser via their Microsoft Rewards program. This is not the behavior of a confident company developing a superior browser. It’s the behavior of a company openly abusing its powerful position to push people to use its inferior product, simply because it can. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Can you say monopoly?
Apparently, Microsoft isn’t worried about a repeat of its antitrust battles from the 90’s.
Vivaldi just launched version 5.0 of their browser, featuring in-depth theme customization and robust translation options.
→ Microsoft back to its old tricks to get an edge on the competition.