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Long story short: That pop-up you get when you open Firefox (or whatever other browser) for the first time asking you if you want to make it your default browser won't work anymore. They're forcing you to go through their convoluted control panel where you have to change it like 20 times for each file extension.

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[-] hello_hello@hexbear.net 55 points 1 month ago

Microsoft wants the Year of the Linux Desktop (TM) to come quicker. bloomer

Microsoft will get away with this like they did hundreds of times before due to their dominance and the overwhelming apathy of the average computer user doomer

[-] Throbbing_Banjo@midwest.social 27 points 1 month ago

Got tied of broken windows updates and installed Nobara two weeks ago, never going back.

[-] Optimus_Subprime@hexbear.net 5 points 1 month ago

Right on, brother!

I've been using Nobara since December last year. Hadn't needed anything from Microsoft since then.

[-] FunkyStuff@hexbear.net 19 points 1 month ago

That's the thing, this type of change is easily bypassed and therefore irrelevant to the vast majority of the people that even would think of switching to Linux when faced by that annoyance.

[-] carpoftruth@hexbear.net 31 points 1 month ago

drink a verification can to confirm your choice

[-] Owljfien@iusearchlinux.fyi 28 points 1 month ago

Kinda wild how much they got destroyed for internet Explorer coming pre installed on Windows back in the day. Yet way more egregious shit just keeps happening to no response.

[-] JohnBrownNote@hexbear.net 14 points 1 month ago

not nearly destroyed enough

[-] RedWizard@hexbear.net 19 points 1 month ago

Lol I'll never get over the fact that they were forced to put Netscape navigator in the install media back in the 90s because they simply included IE on the disk.

Simpler times.

[-] Optimus_Subprime@hexbear.net 17 points 1 month ago

To all you filthy freeze-gamer out there,

This is your reminder that Nobara Linux just works and that Easy Anti Cheat is compatible with Steam Proton.

Fuck Microsoft. That is all.

[-] umbrella@lemmy.ml 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

if you dont need specific stuff that only runs on windows, linux has none of the corporate bullshit. been using it for years now, and it can even play most games now.

acclimating and relearning can be annoying as fuck but it was worth it.

[-] sexywheat@hexbear.net 7 points 1 month ago

I swear to god if it wasn't for some very specific software programs that I NEED to use that simply isn't available for Linux (nor Wine) I would have gone 100% Linux many years ago.

[-] Tachanka@hexbear.net 5 points 1 month ago
[-] sexywheat@hexbear.net 4 points 1 month ago

I've done it before, it works but it's also a pain in the ass especially when my master boot record went missing mysteriously like three fucking times. I just do dedicated rigs now instead.

[-] Formerlyfarman@hexbear.net 2 points 1 month ago

I once had the biggest of my boot drives eat the smaller one and then die because there were a lot of duplicate files and indexes.

[-] Stoneykins@hexbear.net 3 points 1 month ago

I've been using a streamed pc service for windows things and it is nice. It isn't the cheapest thing ever and it eats data at incredible rates, but if you have uncapped internet and a cost-permitting reason to need windows it works, at least in my experience

[-] theskyisfalling@lemmy.dbzer0.com 2 points 1 month ago

You and me both! It is getting more and more frustrating.

[-] sexywheat@hexbear.net 6 points 1 month ago

Just wait until they introduce hard-coded, built in AI into WIndows 11, that's when the "fun" will really start.

[-] abc@hexbear.net 5 points 1 month ago

They're forcing you to go through their convoluted control panel where you have to change it like 20 times for each file extension.

stop lying it is literally ONE CLICK lmao I hate windows too but damn y'all act like the OS isn't incredibly simple. Whether or not it prevents the browser from automatically doing so is neither here nor there - there's no need to lie about how the OS works dean-frown

All I had to do is type "Default" in the Settings search bar:

wow what's this single setting wow....20 file extensions later huh?

[-] Zvyozdochka@hexbear.net 6 points 1 month ago
[-] abc@hexbear.net 6 points 1 month ago

I don't know anyone but web developers who would have .htm or .html files that they're actively opening frequently but you realize that is one menu deeper than what I screenshotted and not exactly "20 individual settings" you have to change for your default browser?? Is the average user going to need to worry about .shtml files? But anyways I will be banned for Windows defense if I continue this so edgeworth-shrug

[-] Zvyozdochka@hexbear.net 7 points 1 month ago

It's not just those files in Windows 11's case, it's things like shortcuts you have on your desktop, clicked links, and a bunch of other things which all get defaulted to Edge and you have to go in and change all of them.

[-] blashork@hexbear.net 4 points 1 month ago

User reports: Microsoft defense

Oh, come one.

I love and use linux just as much as the next communist, I've used as my daily driver for a decade. But we should be pointed, specific, and correct in our criticisms. The setting isn't that hard to change, most people are not going to be touching shtml links and the like. There is someone at google right now who is currently testing a new script to make sure they can still set everything to go through chrome.

This person is not an m$ fanboy. @Zvyozdochka@hexbear.net we all hate microsoft but that's not a good reason to be inaccurate.

If you want to stoke your m$ hate, this week at my work they added a copilot button to the start bar. It's one menu and one click to remove, but still annoying. Especially because we're not allowed to even use their stupid copilot shit legally.

[-] sawne128@hexbear.net 3 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Where was OP inaccurate?

[-] idkmybffjoeysteel@hexbear.net 4 points 1 month ago

They haven't had to battle enough anti-trust suits so far this year apparently

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