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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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by fossil on Fri 11th May 2012 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
fossil
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1) I am not a laywer

2) Whether or not MS has a monopoly on ARM may not be relevant. Actually being a monopoly is not illegal in the U.S. What is illegal is being an abusive monopoly. That's what brought on the MS anti-trust action, in which MS was found guilty. Abuse of monopoly includes (but ain't limited to) forcing competitors out of business by predatory pricing (like $0.00 for IE, which put Netscape out of business), tying products (WIN 95 and IE) --seems like this may apply to "walled gardens" but like I said, IANAL; vertical restraints ... the US DOJ has a 215p. pdf online, for those who wish to know details.

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