Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 18:06 UTC
Windows Both Mozilla and Google have expressed concern over Windows 8. Microsoft's next big operating system release restricts access to certain APIs and technologies browsers need - only making them available to Internet Explorer. Looking at the facts, it would seem Mozilla and Google have a solid case - coincidentally, the responses on the web are proof of the slippery slope we're on regarding ownership over our own machines.
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Thom, I am going to sue you!!
by Shkaba on Thu 10th May 2012 21:08 UTC
Shkaba
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Joking aside, someone made a comment along the lines MS has no monopoly on ARM ... well monopoly is not based on hardware, rather it is based on the marketshare. While rotten fruit is fairly popular with certain segments of population, it is far from establishing a monopoly in terms of market share. For this reason alone, there is no possibility of legal action, even when their (rotten fruits) actions and policies are really rotten. MS, even with somewhat less agressive actions and/or policies, gets more scrutinized because it is a repeat offender AND indeed has a monopoly when it comes to desktop OS.

Someone else tried to, again falsely portray rotten fruit as a champion of colaboration and open standards when the opposite is true. rotten fruit and open standards are 3XPi removed.

Thom I am willing to settle out of court, cause I can't afford a lawyer. It seems that rotten fruit is driving prices for legal represantation wayyy to high ;)

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