A glimpse through the new Windows; Edge goes full Clippy

Subject: General Tech | September 12, 2018 - 12:36 PM |
Tagged: microsoft, windows 10, onedrive, edge, Storage Sense

Ars Technica posted a look into some of the new features offered in the upcoming Windows October update.  The first feature Microsoft will offer you is a nag screen when you try to install another browser for the first time, reminding you of the existence of the Edge browser and what Microsoft would like you to think about the program. 

The second feature is every bit as useful as the previous one and will help you with those pesky storage space problems you have been experiencing.  Storage Sense is a feature which will automatically remove various files, from your temp directories, downloads folder and even OneDrive files you haven't recently used, thus ensuring that 1TB drive you have will have a few extra megabytes of free space.   This will replace the current Disk Cleanup tool, though hopefully cleanmgr.exe will still be available for those who would rater choose what files are removed.  They have more details as well as a way to keep your OneDrive files handy and modify your cleaning schedule in this post.

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"Because, of course these users know Edge exists; they're explicitly choosing not to use it. Why is Microsoft being so invasive and telling them something that they already know and don't care about?"

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Source: Ars Technica

September 12, 2018 | 04:14 PM - Posted by TotalCaCaPiledRedmondHigh (not verified)

M$ are just a bunch of Bastards with their crappy Browser POOP! AND M$ wants to turn that Disk Cleanup tool into a files slurping Tool with its One Drive integration that's a one stop shop for all your privates for those Nasty Ad pushers' ad spaffing needs, and the three letter agencies.

As if most folks eve fill up the 1TB drives on the crappy laptops that are stuck with that Crap Windows 10 OS eternal BETA nonsense!

M$ you can Force all of this even more spying up there where the sun don't shine!

September 12, 2018 | 05:47 PM - Posted by willmore

Windows is looking worse and worse the more Microsoft 'improves' it.

September 13, 2018 | 12:30 AM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

W10 started off as shit and somehow it just gets shittier.

September 13, 2018 | 06:02 AM - Posted by Anonymice (not verified)

pfft...I thought MS had more sense.

You never go full clippy

September 13, 2018 | 04:25 PM - Posted by JohnGR

I was rarely using Edge in my Win10 installation, I think I will completely stop using it after this. Microsoft can go and beep itself.

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