"Windows 10 S defaults to Microsoft Edge browser"
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Windows 10 S defaults to Microsoft Edge browser
Microsoft's new OS sticks you with Edge.
Microsoft unveiled a new version of Windows 10.
It's called Windows 10S and it's supposed to be more secure since it allows you to run apps only from the Windows Store.
Microsoft posted an FAQ about Windows 10 S. Take a look at this question: Are there any defaults that I can change on my Windows 10 S PC?
The answer is Yes.
Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Microsoft 10 S. That seems a bit harsh, right?
What if you wanna use another browser?
You are not locked out from downloading other browsers from the Windows store and browsing like normal, it just means that any link you click in other apps will open in Microsoft Edge.
So this is kind of like being stuck with Safari as your default browser on iOS.
Microsoft also explained that the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.
So if you wanted to give Edge a shot on Windows 10 S you'll be giving Bing a chance too, and you will like it or that's what Microsoft hopes.
If you're interested in the Microsoft Surface laptop which runs Windows 10 S, but don't like this Edge Bing stuff you're not out of luck yet.
Microsoft will let you upgrade your Surface laptop from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for free until 2018.
After that, it will cost $49.
Windows 10 Pro will let you install apps from wherever and change all the default things.
For more information, check out CNET.com.
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