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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Where's the problem ?
by TBPrince on Fri 11th May 2012 14:40 UTC
TBPrince
Member since:
2005-07-06

I really can't see why that should be a problem. If Apple is allowed to set its rules for iSomething app store, Microsoft can do the same for its phones and tablets.

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RE: Where's the problem ?
by Neolander on Fri 11th May 2012 14:44 in reply to "Where's the problem ?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I really can't see why that should be a problem. If Apple is allowed to set its rules for iSomething app store, Microsoft can do the same for its phones and tablets.

While the "OK for Apple => OK for Microsoft" implication is arguably true, the "OK for Apple" precondition is not necessarily fullfilled ;)

Edited 2012-05-11 14:45 UTC

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RE[2]: Where's the problem ?
by TBPrince on Sat 12th May 2012 08:55 in reply to "RE: Where's the problem ?"
TBPrince Member since:
2005-07-06

That's true. But since it's been years Apple is doing like that and authorities didn't complain, Microsoft is right to assume it can do the same thing.

Moreover, Microsoft has no Windows monopoly in ARM field the same way it has in desktop computing and Windows-RT will not be compatible with its x86 version. :-)

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RE: Where's the problem ?
by shotsman on Sat 12th May 2012 07:49 in reply to "Where's the problem ?"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

There is a difference between Apple and Microsoft.

Apple make the hardware that their OS runs on.
Microsoft dictates to the hardware manufacturers.'If you want to run Windows then they say,'THIS IS THE HARDWARE YOU MUST USE'.

The whole issue over EFI Secure boot is due to Microsoft wanting to stop any other O/S from running on the hardware that they have dictated to the likes of Asus, HP, Dell etc.

You could root the iPad and run your own software on it.
Microsoft is trying to make this impossible/illegal.

There is a difference.

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