Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jun 2009 20:36 UTC
Internet Explorer With Internet Explorer 8 out the door, Microsoft is trying to capitalise on its latest browser release with a marketing campaign outlining several benefits Internet Explorer 8 supposedly has over Chrome and Firefox. The campaign is titled "Get the facts", so I guess most of you will know what will come.
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What About Cross-Platform Availability?
by softdrat on Thu 18th Jun 2009 23:46 UTC
softdrat
Member since:
2008-09-17

Firefox is even available for SCO OpenServer 6. IE8? Forget it.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I don't think Microsoft really cares about cross-platform availibility. They would be happy were everyone locked to Windows, their platform, after all. The only real cross-platform app, if you can call it that, is Office as it runs on Windows and OS X... but the OS X version is so different from the Windows version it might as well be a different product altogether in some areas.
I don't think MS is going to shed any tears about IE8 not running on other platforms, somehow.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I don't think Microsoft really cares about cross-platform availibility. They would be happy were everyone locked to Windows, their platform, after all.


Agreed 100%. Unfortunately for Microsoft, that position is actually against the law ... namely competition law.

This is the precise reason why Microsoft is liable to cop huge fines over IE.

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