Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:32 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Product, has revealed that the not-for-profit organization is not going to build an iOS version of its Firefox web browser as long as Apple doesn't mend its unfriendly ways towards third party browsers." So that would most likely be never.
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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by Tractor on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
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Microsoft's reasons were also completely technical : everyone knows that it was completely impossible to separate Internet Explorer from Windows OS. Yeah, Really.

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RE[6]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Makes sense..."
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That has nothing to do with anything. Your comment is stupid at best and spam at worst.

The irrefutable fact is that JITs inherently allow execution of untrusted code by an untrusted app on a system where the user has not consented to do so.

When a user downloads an app, he knows it has been vetted by Apple (or Microsoft, or whoever) to do exactly what it says it does.

While in the context of a browser it may just be a JIT, these same APIs can also be used for more nefarious purposes.

This cowboy style approach to app stores is the reason 1 in 5 Android apps contain some form of malware.

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RE[6]: Makes sense...
by BluenoseJake on Mon 11th Mar 2013 17:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Makes sense..."
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at the same time, they didn't stop you from installing other browsers, they just stopped you from removing IE, the two are not even in the same country, let alone ballpark.

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