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Microsoft plans to boot Chrome, Mozilla off of Windows tablets

0. phoneArena 10 May 2012, 15:06 posted on

It turns out that Microsoft has no intention of allowing competing browsers onto Windows RT ARM-based tablets...

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posted on 10 May 2012, 15:09 13

1. Droid4Life (unregistered)


That is ridiculous. I am using Chrome to read this post. This will last until Microsoft bans Safari and Apple sues them.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:58 17

28. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 421; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


ive never used safari in my life besides the few unfortunate times ive had to deal with using a macintosh. why on earth would i want to use safari?

posted on 10 May 2012, 16:08 13

34. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


To be fair, Safari is a great browser. But then came Chrome and it just kicked the crap out of it. I haven't used Safari on my Mac at all since downloading Chrome almost a year ago.

posted on 10 May 2012, 16:40

43. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


well too bad, google chrome going to shut the door to mac os x.https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2599452&p=ui_mac_leopard_support

posted on 10 May 2012, 16:45 3

46. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


forgot to mention, only 10.5(leopard)

posted on 10 May 2012, 20:30 1

88. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I'm running 10.6 so I'm good.

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:54

110. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They're not offering it for anything pre-10.6 because of the security holes

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:21

117. akshaye.shenoi (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Safari is a great browser. So is chrome. But on a Mac, Safari makes the most of the multitouch gestures on the trackpad and the experience is just too great. Zooming in is just like how you would zoom in on your smartphone, the pinch gesture. Swiping through pages just using two fingers is awesome too. There are many more features. Don't hate a comment now just coz its 'made by Apple'.

posted on 10 May 2012, 22:50 2

93. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


actually thats ridiculous because the only thing a windows tablet can offer now, is the applications. not small apps. windows is familiar for developers and it shouldent be hard making your application work with windows RT. but if microsoft is stupid enough to kick the compitition out, the will never be able to compete with iOS and android in tablet world...

posted on 11 May 2012, 00:24 3

97. enigmatikexile (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2012)


This article isn't telling the whole story properly.

Windows RT will allow Firefox and Chrome to run in the Metro instance with all required APIs. Mozilla and Google are referring to not being able to create their programs in the Desktop instance WITHIN WinRT. These are two separate things. NOBODY has been given the rights to tinker with the Desktop instance on WinRT. But there's absolutely nothing stopping them from developing for the platform within the Metro instance, which seems to be the main purpose of WinRT anyway.

Moreover, the anti-competitive argument doesn't stand when Microsoft doesn't hold any marketshare in the domain.

This whole ordeal is a non-issue.

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:53

109. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What an excellent comment!

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:51

107. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I didn't even know Safari was available for non-apple stuff. Then again, I'd never think anyone would want to install it on anything, since it's such an awful browser with relatively gaping security holes. IE9/10, Firefox, Chrome, or Opera are just fine (for computers)

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:17

2. legospace9876 (unregistered)


Windows RT. No Windows 8 RT.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:18 9

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Welp, never using a Windows 8 tablet then. Explorer's suck streak extends almost to the ten year mark now.

posted on 10 May 2012, 17:23

59. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Bing anyone?:)

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:23 1

118. akshaye.shenoi (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Only Bing i know is Chandler Bing. :P

posted on 11 May 2012, 08:52

108. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@Sniggly have you tried it recently? Especially IE10? I've found it to be faster than Firefox and Chrome (I was surprised at that), more secure than those two and Opera, and the other functionality out of the box it brings is a welcome change to all the add-ons I had to put onto Firefox to make it do what I wanted

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:22 1

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Sweet companies to to fight back against Google's anti competitive practices.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:27 12

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You have got to be s**tting me. The whole article is about Microsoft being anti competitive, and somehow you translated that into Google being anti competitive?

Taco, I mean this very sincerely. I'm not even making fun of you or trying to be a jerk. You need, need, NEED to get your reading comprehension tested.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:33 1

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Windows has none of the tablet market so they can block stuff if they want.

Read up on google fudging search results. Also Google gives away products for free which is also anti competitive. It's called predatory pricing.

How can Tom Tom compete with that for example. I'm sick of Google.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:35 13

12. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


HAHA. You'd rather pay for the services instead of getting the same quality for free? You're the first person to say this in American History.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:51 7

24. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


haaaaa very right ,he s an ass lol

posted on 10 May 2012, 18:57 3

81. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


you forget to add ass hole poojaroy.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:37 13

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Are you really, truly, pissed off at Google for creating great services and giving them away for free? That's not anti competitive. That's ultra competitive.

Anti competitive is manipulating patent and copyright laws all the time to get anyone who could possibly interfere with your market position, branding, etc. banned from the market. Oh wait, that's what APPLE does. Imagine that.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:40

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's called predatory pricing. They undercut the competition and drive them out of business.

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:49 10

20. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"In business and economics, predatory pricing is the practice of selling a product or service at a very low price, intending to drive competitors out of the market, or create barriers to entry for potential new competitors. If competitors or potential competitors cannot sustain equal or lower prices without losing money, they go out of business or choose not to enter the business. The predatory merchant then has fewer competitors or is even a de facto monopoly, and hypothetically could then raise prices above what the market would otherwise bear."

The kicker is at the end; it's only predatory pricing if the intent is to kill competition and create a monopoly so the company can then raise prices to the point of gouging.

However, when has Google ever, EVER done that? They've dominated search for a decade, and it's still free. Their ENTIRE BUSINESS MODEL is to offer as much as they can for free and make money off selling ads instead. To complete the definition of predatory pricing, as you put it, would kill their entire business and they would implode.

Today is just not a good day for you, Taco.

posted on 10 May 2012, 16:36

40. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/2/2766485/google-maps-anti-competitive-fine-france

Bottin Cartographes first filed a complaint in 2009, and argued that Google was damaging its business by running Maps at a loss until it controlled the market.

"Google is ruining the market, they offer something that costs them. They want to crowd out the competition to gain a monopoly position in targeted internet advertising."

That's Google for you with the Orwellian gimmick "Don't be evil"

posted on 10 May 2012, 16:55 6

48. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That's the claim by a company suing Google, of course they're going to dress it up as predatory. Unfortunately, they don't understand Google's business model.

If anything, one can accuse Google of simply being too good at what it does.

posted on 10 May 2012, 16:44

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/technology/us-antitrust-move-has-google-fighting-on-two-fronts-633500/

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/technology/us-antitrust-move-has-google-fighting-on-two-fronts-633500/

posted on 10 May 2012, 15:56 5

27. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


taco u r dum ass,i think something is missing frm ur mind hmm i guess ...brain lol

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