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RE: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Tue 18th Dec 2012 11:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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The disease of using closed standards for lock-in is too deep in their blood. It's simply hard for them to suddenly get cured.

Absolute Rubbish major parts of the ASP.NET stack is Open Source now.

There is nothing from me developing MVC apps for the Mono Framework.

OOXML is an ISO standard, C# is a ISO standard ... I could go on.

Look what pains it took them to cure IE somewhat, and only under real pressure. When pressure will increase may be they'll cure this one as well.

None of the web browsers had any decent support for standards til 2009.

Competition from Firefox didn't make them adhere to standards, Firefox 1 and 2 were hardly standards compliant.

Your argument is deeply flawed. The competition came in that Firefox offered a better browsing experience than IE6 (mainly tabs and the plugins community). This is why I use Firefox today, because I prefer the interface.

When they'll also cure the lack of OpenGL support on their platforms.

While version of OpenGL I think you mean, OpenGL ES is the only OpenGL standard that is widely support its completeness.

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