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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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by xylifyx on Fri 11th May 2012 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
xylifyx
Member since:
2008-05-03

They all rely on Safari components. Apple bans all real alternative browsers.


Both Apple and Microsoft knows that they cannot compete so they enforce these restrictions. However this has one real advantage. Webkit browsers were about to gain a IE6 like monopoly in the mobile space.

All webdevelopers must know now that they shouldn't use -webkit-* CSS any longer.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Thu 17th May 2012 23:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Webkit browsers were about to gain a IE6 like monopoly in the mobile space.

Not quite "about to" ...IIRC, IE topped at 90+% for a year or two in the heyday of IE6, while Webkit mobile browsers have a bit over half http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_browser-ww-monthly-200812-201205 (and in fact, Opera is the #1 individual mobile browser ...despite it being mostly Mini, its users more likely to be frugal about data & amount of browsing, and used in places which are underrepresented on statcounter - on which 1/3 of visits/data comes from the US)

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