Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 18:06 UTC
Windows Both Mozilla and Google have expressed concern over Windows 8. Microsoft's next big operating system release restricts access to certain APIs and technologies browsers need - only making them available to Internet Explorer. Looking at the facts, it would seem Mozilla and Google have a solid case - coincidentally, the responses on the web are proof of the slippery slope we're on regarding ownership over our own machines.
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Firefox on a Chromebook?
by Jaktar on Thu 10th May 2012 23:59 UTC
Jaktar
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2011-06-03

Can I install Firefox on a Chromebook with ChromeOS?

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RE: Firefox on a Chromebook?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 07:52 in reply to "Firefox on a Chromebook?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Can I install Firefox on a Chromebook with ChromeOS?


Considering ChromeOS is open source... I don't see why not.

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RE: Firefox on a Chromebook?
by dragossh on Fri 11th May 2012 18:53 in reply to "Firefox on a Chromebook?"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

The right question to ask is "why can't I install Firefox on Chrome OS?" We've gotten so used to walled gardens when just 4 mere years ago they were our devices. Not Google's, not Apple's, not Microsoft's.

Besides, Windows is a general-purpose OS. Porting it to another architecture and giving it a new UI does not suddenly turn it into an embedded one that can be locked down. Remember Microsoft just got out of DoJ's watch, and they're back to where they were a bit more than a decade ago: trying to force competition out of the market.

Edited 2012-05-11 18:53 UTC

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