Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Jul 2012 21:12 UTC
Windows The moment Microsoft announced it would lock other browsers out of being installed on Windows RT, we all knew regulatory bodies the world over were wringing their hands. Today, this has been confirmed: in the wake of an investigation into Microsoft not complying with the existing antitrust rulings regarding browser choice, the EU has also announced it's investigating Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 RT (ARM).
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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Fergy on Thu 19th Jul 2012 08:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Well, that's easy to point out - codecs. Apple dominates the web with allowing usage of only MP3 and H.264 on their devices for web audio/video, and banning browsers that could allow using open codecs (Vorbis, Theora, VP8 and etc.). This way they indirectly push Web developers to use these closed codecs if they want to target Apple mobile devices (which are a big part of the market and can hardly be ignored).

Agreed. On top of the stupid H.264 and mp3 requirements I also get more and more websites that want Chrome or IE for 'the best experience' or even to function. In that way Chrome has joined IE6.

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Tue 24th Jul 2012 00:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Firefox has joined IE like that much sooner, and it was overall much worse in the times of "IE or FF" - but with the wide adoption of Webkit (so also Chrome), which gives us at least three commonly used browser engine families, the web in general has become much more standards-compliant (which is particularly noticeable if you use some outsider - Opera, for example)

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