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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RE[3]: On the other hand
by pgeorgi on Tue 15th May 2012 12:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: On the other hand"
pgeorgi
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That is an interesting fact, and I agree that this would be a very good middle ground. Possibly restricting the code you generate to the JIT to be run in a secure context as well. Hopefully Microsoft can pick up that idea.

They already support that, on x86. They presumably support JIT on ARM, too (.net stuff would be very slow on that platform, giving it a bad reputation).

As for restricting the code pushed into the JIT, that's a standard feature on Java and .NET since 1.0.

So until they clear this up, I consider it a deliberate limitation on ARM where it's all about lock down.

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