Microsoft, a couple days ago, unveiled its brand new OS, the Windows 10 S, at a special event in New York, but it turns out the company has a surprise in store for the users.
While the newly-introduced lightweight operating system will fully support apps from the store, Microsoft has clarified that the users will have to rely on Edge as their default browser. In addition to this, you will also have to use Bing as your default search engine in both Edge and Internet Explorer.
As explained by Microsoft in a FAQ for Windows 10 S – “Users will be able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an .htm file. Additionally, the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.”
Users, though can still turn to alternatives like Chrome and Opera – where it will be allowed to select your own default search provider – but the Microsoft pushing Edge as the default browser will limit other browsers functionality.