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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do you people really not get it?
by TechGeek on Tue 15th May 2012 02:53 UTC
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yes, IOS has a big market share in tablets. But Apple didn't leverage a monopoly on a desktop OS to get it there. IOS gained market share because of timing and polish. Its not illegal to have a monopoly. Period. The problem Microsoft has is that it ALREADY HAS a monopoly on desktop OS's. And Windows 8 will be the same regardless of platform. They are taking their desktop browser and putting it in win 8 RT and not allowing anyone else to do the same. If it was some entirely new OS separate from Windows, there wouldnt be a problem as everyone would be on the same level field. But that isn't what Microsoft is doing. Hence the complaints and oversight.

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