Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:54 UTC
Legal "The European Commission has imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with its commitments to offer users a browser choice screen enabling them to easily choose their preferred web browser. In 2009, the Commission had made these commitments legally binding on Microsoft until 2014. In today's decision, the Commission finds that Microsoft failed to roll out the browser choice screen with its Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from May 2011 until July 2012. 15 million Windows users in the EU therefore did not see the choice screen during this period. Microsoft has acknowledged that the choice screen was not displayed during that time." Burn.
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RE[2]: I don't agree
by M.Onty on Wed 6th Mar 2013 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't agree"
M.Onty
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2009-10-23

They block all alternate browser engines, i.e. all browsers that are more than a skin.

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RE[3]: I don't agree
by Tony Swash on Fri 8th Mar 2013 13:50 in reply to "RE[2]: I don't agree"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

They block all alternate browser engines, i.e. all browsers that are more than a skin.



So what's the advantage of non webkit browsers for users?

I am still trying to fathom what actual features Apple's model precludes end users from enjoying (other than malware obviously).

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RE[4]: I don't agree
by M.Onty on Fri 8th Mar 2013 14:29 in reply to "RE[3]: I don't agree"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Currently, not many. But tech moves fast. There are all sorts of new technologies springing up on the web, and many waiting to spring up that aren't being publicly discussed. Its not beyond the realms of imagination that Apple won't be the first to implement all of them in their engine, or won't have the best implementations.

Also, I'm not confident about this, but isn't the Safari Javascript engine mandatory too? Which would mean users can't get Google's faster V8 engine.

In any case I was correcting you, not arguing whether it is good for the users or not. This restriction might still be good or neutral for the users in the long run irregardless of the above points.

I wouldn't know --- that's not my game.

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RE[4]: I don't agree
by Johann Chua on Fri 8th Mar 2013 14:30 in reply to "RE[3]: I don't agree"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

You're totally blinkered when it comes to Apple, aren't you, Tony?

Edited 2013-03-08 14:31 UTC

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RE[4]: I don't agree
by Soulbender on Sat 9th Mar 2013 01:48 in reply to "RE[3]: I don't agree"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So what's the advantage of non webkit browsers for users


Yes really. I mean, how could actual competition possibly benefit users in any way whatsoever?

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RE[4]: I don't agree
by JAlexoid on Sat 9th Mar 2013 07:26 in reply to "RE[3]: I don't agree"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Your trolling is getting ridiculous.

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