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: Where's the problem ?
by Neolander on Fri 11th May 2012 14:44 UTC 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[3]: Where's the problem ?
by Neolander on Sat 12th May 2012 13:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Where's the problem ?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Unfortunately, I think you're right. Maybe Microsoft will face EU commission/DoJ scrutinity if their ARM market share grows, because they are kept under watch due to their earlier monopoly abuse practices, but Apple have become masters of sneaking stuff in their product without the powers that be noticing...

Edited 2012-05-12 13:18 UTC

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