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: this is about OS's not devices
by pgeorgi on Thu 19th Jul 2012 16:57 UTC in reply to "this is about OS's not devices"
pgeorgi
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Therefore, restrictions on Windows RT will have affects on Windows 8 and vice versa. Hence the investigation into browser lock in.

Not quite: You can create a Metro App on Windows 8 that contains a JITer or uses the .NET infrastructure for ad-hoc code generation.

Both options are deliberately blocked on Windows RT.

Also not available on Windows RT: Desktop mode (except for a certain number of Microsoft Applications).

So there are differences, despite the common codebase.

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