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 RichterKuato on Fri 11th May 2012 14:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
RichterKuato
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I don't mean OSnews. I mean why do Mozilla and Google now voice concerns about Windows anticompetitive policy, but they didn't voice it much about Apple before? I understand that Windows has more market penetration, but on mobile iOS is pretty big as well. If there is a potential antitrust defense, it should be applied to Apple too.


I'm surprised no one has mentioned this already but Microsoft has a monopoly on Desktops while iOS doesn't have a monopoly anywhere. Also Internet Explorer uses MSHTML witch is proprietary and only available in Windows while Mobile Safari uses Webkit witch is open sourced and crossplatform. So there is concern that Microsoft would attempt to expand there already dominant OS and browser market share to mobile devices and ARM-based computers.

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