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 zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 23:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Apple dominates the web with allowing usage of only MP3 and H.264 [...] they indirectly push Web developers to use these closed codecs if they want to target Apple mobile devices [...]
less efficient closed codecs waste more energy, being bad for the environment

AAC more than MP3. And open codecs are a plenty nice enough concept that you don't have to make up issues with closed ones - perf is fine, they are actually usually best supported.

Overall, it's hardly only Apple, and not really too big long-term problem (especially with open codecs providing some pressure...) - big players behind most consumer toys are also the ones behind mpeg-la, they will protect it, the support will be there. That is the point, and why they will continue pushing it.

All new TV standards use h264 + aac (well, or a bit earlier mpeg standards, for now, if their particular variant was introduced a bit "too soon" in places), and none uses the likes of vp8. h264 will be the standard for most of the rest of your life, or all of it, accept it (which also means that its ~patents/closed issues on the web will go away relatively soon)

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