Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 15:20 UTC
Windows "Senate Judiciary Committee staffers plan to take a look at allegations that Microsoft has made it difficult for competing Web browsers to run on a certain version of Windows, an aide to Antitrust subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl told The Hill Thursday." Good. We have to nip this in the bud, and with a bit of luck, it alerts Washington to the iOS situation as well. More browser competition equals a better web - mobile devices aren't magically exempt from this just because they have no keyboard. As simple as that.
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Ridiculous
by ToddB on Mon 14th May 2012 19:44 UTC
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2012-01-25

They are investigating an OS that isn't even released yet. The dynamic language runtime probably isn't ready yet, so to make the tablet useable as everyone demands a decent browser they made some concessions to make IE run well. The API IE is using is probably subject to change as they are trying to kill win32, which isn't going to happen if they allow Mozilla and Chrome to use it. How Apple has got away with this for 5 years is beyond me, most devices can't even be programmed and are locked down (TV's, Kindle, etc). No clue why they are making a big deal over this. The consumers are not locked into anything as they can simply just buy an Intel based tablet instead when they are available.

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