Linked by lucas_maximus on Fri 21st Dec 2012 00:09 UTC
Microsoft "In a move that has raised eyebrows, Microsoft has submitted a patch to the WebKit project to extend the open source rendering engine with a prototype implementation of the Pointer Events specification that the company is also working on together with Google, Mozilla, and Opera. WebKit is the rendering engine used in Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome browsers, making Microsoft's work a contribution to products that are in direct competition to its own."
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 21st Dec 2012 15:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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This is awesome, and not bad, but I do await the reasons as to why this will be the death of everybody's firstborn.


Well it's Microsoft, the company that's cool to hate*. Since when has the Anything-But-Microsoft crowd ever needed a better excuse than that?

*Excepting iFanbois, who have done a complete "Ministry of Truth"-style flip-flop in the last few years. After more than 2 decades of impotent sound and fury at directed Microsft, Google is now the company that's cool to hate - and Microsoft is now the bee's knees, because they're at odds with Google too.

It's kind of like having someone spend years advocating for the eradication of something they see as a terrible problem... and then doing a 180-reversal of that position, because someone they dislike becomes afflicted by said problem.

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