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Microsoft tests ‘warning’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Tom Warren writing for The Verge: Microsoft is testing a warning for Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the Chrome or Firefox installers on the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Yes, the update in the article makes it clear that this is only being tested, but to me, that doesn't excuse this type of shady behavior. Why is this being tested in the first place? Unfortunately for Microsoft, invasive and creepy conduct like this will only make people steer clear of its browser and other products.

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Welcoming progressive web apps to Microsoft Edge and Windows 10

PWAs are coming to Microsoft Edge and Windows. This is a huge win for PWAs. We’re all-in on PWAs. In fact, we want to take PWAs on Windows to the next level, by making them first-class app citizens in Windows. Love this quote: Progressive Web Apps are just great web sites that can behave like native apps—or, perhaps, Progressive Web Apps are just great apps, powered by Web technologies and delivered with Web infrastructure. If you're a web developer and you're not paying attention to Windows, Edge, and what Microsoft is doing because "that's not your camp," means you're missing out on a massive community working hard to move the web forward. Pay attention.

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Node at Microsoft, ChakraCore, and VM Neutrality

In this episode of The Future of Node series recorded at Node Interactive 2016 Adam talked with Gaurav Seth (Lead Program Manager of Chakra & TypeScript) and Arunesh Chandra (Program Manager of ChakraCore) about the backstory of Node at Microsoft, their polite fork of Node to introduce the community to ChakraCore (the high-performance JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge), why Microsoft is so interested in Node, the future of Chakra and ChakraCore, VM neutrality, and more.

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