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Just like when Google pops up messages about "Chrome is made for GMail" when you log in using FF or IE/Edge (this has been an on/off thing for years). Turnabout is fair play, nothing to see here really.

Yeah I was shaking my fist at MS for a minute, then I remembered trying Edge and not being able to use Gmail / Inbox. Not a very fair playing field if you're going to block one of the most popular web-based email services from your competitor's browser. Edge seemed like it worked well too (which is hard for me to say having suffered with IE a lot as I'm a web developer). This one I'll give to MS I guess.

As far as the data gathering goes, yes Google collects your data, but in exchange you get free services. Windows 10 isn't a free OS, only for that first year which was simply to keep market share. So you're paying them a lot of money to collect your information, in exchange for what exactly? They have terrible support, and buggy products which I force myself to use because I like PC games. Now they're forcing software upon you too, like Skype, which I've removed 3 times since I upgraded to Windows 10. It magically re-installs itself and pins itself to my task bar every couple months. The xbox app came preinstalled automatically, with a full fledged DVR feature running in the background by default.

So I guess all I'm really getting at is it's easy to assume the worst of Microsoft, even in this situation where they didn't throw the first punch.
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That would be rich, seeing as how Google harvests as much data as Microsoft does.

No kidding. Google's getting downright creepy. The sheer volumes of information they have on all of us makes me feel crazy. Except I know they have it so I can't be that crazy. Can I?

All you have to do is load up a fresh install of Windows and see how confused Google's advertising algorithms are for the first 30 minutes. A good friend of mine has a couple of hobbies that I have zero interest in. If he comes over, I start getting ads for things he's into. Or at least pre-adblock I did.

Unless you're willing to use only proprietary sites and and programs, just assume someone is watching.
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post #13 of 66
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Excellent idea. I can't wait to have other companies join in on the fun and have a PR battle in the notifications area. It'll be like a commercial break on your desktop.

Also, completely not abusing the fact that they are the OS provider.

It's just MS trying to rub out the competiton - Remember with the new OS platform you are the product they sell and if MS isn't getting your personal info to sell then it's Google making a profit off of you instead.
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Windows 10 Warns About Chrome Battery Drain, Recommends Edge lachen.giflachen.giflachen.gif


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Where's the thread for Google telling you to watch YouTube videos with Google Chrome? Not enough news worthy? The hypocrisy. rolleyes.gif
post #16 of 66
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That would be rich, seeing as how Google harvests as much data as Microsoft does.
They harvest a lot more lol.
The only 2 companies that could maybe rival Google in that aspect are Facebook and the NSA.
post #17 of 66
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Just like when Google pops up messages about "Chrome is made for GMail" when you log in using FF or IE/Edge (this has been an on/off thing for years). Turnabout is fair play, nothing to see here really.

 

Even if a handful of Google websites are doing that, this is about two major competing browsers. A message in a browser tab is not the same as a system notification. If Firefox is getting the same treatment, how is that a turnabout?

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post #19 of 66
I thought Chrome drained more power than Edge because Chrome defaults Youtube videos to VP9 causing higher CPU usage on laptops without hardware decoders while Edge doesn't default VP9.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9483/intel-skylake-review-6700k-6600k-ddr4-ddr3-ipc-6th-generation/4

Skylake doesn't seem to have full VP9 hardware decode support yet either but maybe Kaby Lake will. I'd like to see these power consumption tests redone when full VP9 decode is supported.
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How much longer until we get pop ups prompting us to switch to Windows Defender instead because it's so much better than any other antivirus?
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