Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 15:20 UTC
Windows "Senate Judiciary Committee staffers plan to take a look at allegations that Microsoft has made it difficult for competing Web browsers to run on a certain version of Windows, an aide to Antitrust subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl told The Hill Thursday." Good. We have to nip this in the bud, and with a bit of luck, it alerts Washington to the iOS situation as well. More browser competition equals a better web - mobile devices aren't magically exempt from this just because they have no keyboard. As simple as that.
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so iPad, which dominates the mobile market
by MollyC on Mon 14th May 2012 22:27 UTC
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

continues to get a free ride, while an OS with zero marketshare is put under scrutiny.

As I said in the previous story, anyone that needs a tablet that runs Firefox/Chrome and also runs Metro apps is free to get a Windows 8 tablet rather than a WinRT one. Windows 8 tablets will serve that purpose.

Take away the Metro requirement in the above scenario, and the user is free to get an Android tablet, which will run Chrome/Firefox, rather than a WinRT tablet.

The only tablets that won't run Chrome/Firefox are iPads and WinRT tablets. The former gets a free ride to do whatever it wants (despite a huge marketshare); the latter lacks the market force to compel someone to choose it over BOTH Android and Windows 8 (both of which will run Chrome/Firefox). So what's the deal here?

Edited 2012-05-14 22:34 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

MollyC,

"[IOS] continues to get a free ride, while an OS with zero marketshare is put under scrutiny."

You're posts continue to imply that MS should be allowed to block competitors *because* apple is doing it. However, is that seriously the underlying reason for your opinion? If it's not (and I hope it isn't), then maybe you could explain your reasoning on it's own without referencing apple at all. The "oh, but he does it too" line isn't a good reason to justify harmful corporate practices.

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