MSIE is still preinstalled. It's not considered their competitive browser by Microsoft. It's there more as a utility. Microsoft will 'compete' with third party browsers on a more level playing field with this new browser.
In fact Microsoft has done nearly everything possible now to level the plaing field browser-wise. You have to hate Microsoft in a pathological way to not let up on some of the old bullshit hate-billyware thing.
Did you ever consider that perhaps some of that hatred was well earned? That perhas a person who takes issue with Microsoft is not necessarily a hate ridden person with a burnt husk of a soul living only to bash Microsoft?
Sorry, had to reply in kind to get your attention.
Microsoft has indeed put out a lot of shit over the years. And they managed to get away with it. They were kings Some folks darn near worshipped them.
Now there are a lot of us who won't use a Microsoft product except when forced to.
Get the connection? If all you do is shower a company with undying love, they know you'll eat whatever crap they put out. So you'll get crap.
If you give them criticism, and it gets to the point that their product loses sales, then perhaps they'll respond in a positive way. This is some pretty basic stuff, working at improving a product based on customer criticism.
You figure if Vista and W8 and 8.1 didn't gut the PC market that they would have produced W7, or be working on W10 so hard?
In continuing to sputter and fury the more infected and irrational cranks will identify themselves to us.
The general fury will die down eventually until it's like it already is with BSOD references, which are only made now by angry trolls who haven't touched a Microsoft product in over a decade.
Speaking of anger issues, calm down, enjoy your phone, and realize that there are good reasons for some to dislike Windows products. Realize that a positive response to criticism can improve a product, and a negative response definitely won't. Windows haters are more responsible for making the products better than people who declare that anyone who doesn't like them are angry and stupid trolls..