Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Stephen! on Sun 11th Mar 2012 23:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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It could be worse. They could just ban other browsers from the web store, like Apple with iOS.

The EU would probably love that. Another excuse to fine Microsoft over having a browser monopoly.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Sun 11th Mar 2012 23:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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There is nothing strictly wrong with monopolies (they are indeed natural and sensible in some areas).

Abuses of monopolies (or ~cartels) are a separate thing - and what's the basis of such EU fines (mostly hitting European companies BTW).

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

In what area are monopolies sensible?

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