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Today I downloaded the macOS version of Microsoft Edge. Every time I download an application for macOS, and it is bundle inside an installer I get a strange feeling. Looking into the installer is luckily as easy as unarchiving it:

Installer Content

Whatever Office16_all_autoupdate.pkg is, it is not what I intended to try. I wanted to see their version of the Chromium browser. Not a, what I guess, constantly running service checking for software updates throughout the Microsoft universe. Wherever I am, whatever I am doing and even then when I might not have opened their browser for ages (hello Opera).

For me, the slightly paranoid person, this feels like another trojan horse to get permanent running software on my computer. I guess Edge was just not made for me.

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