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[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by zima on Sat 21st Jul 2012 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
zima
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2005-07-06

There are several different browsers you can install on an iPad and use besides Safari.... Google Chrome, Dolphin, just to name two, check out this list:
http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/ipad-web-browsers
Microsoft is not going to allow any other browser to be installed on Windows RT. Huge difference.

Those are just UIs to iOS-included Webkit engine, basically the same as used by Safari, but with worse javascript engine.

Essentially just what MS wants to do with RT ...which is in a way less restrictive: you can use your own HTML parser (but not js engine, performance of which will hence also suffer)

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