Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC
Windows The moment Microsoft announced it would lock other browsers out of being installed on Windows RT, we all knew regulatory bodies the world over were wringing their hands. Today, this has been confirmed: in the wake of an investigation into Microsoft not complying with the existing antitrust rulings regarding browser choice, the EU has also announced it's investigating Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 RT (ARM).
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by No it isnt on Wed 18th Jul 2012 22:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
No it isnt
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Because Microsoft was investigated for and found guilty of abusing their monopoly in operating systems to obstruct competition in browsers. Apple hasn't been investigated for that, and I can't see how the situation is the same: even though iOS dominates the tablet, it is far from dominating the web -- it's actually closer to Linux than to OS X in market share, i.e. insignificant.

Remember back when the web was 'designed for IE6'? That's what happens when a monopolist is able to kill its competition.

Edited 2012-07-18 22:19 UTC

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