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I'd like to know what Microsoft Deputy General Counsel would say to a judge when presented with a tablet running Windows RT and another tablet running Windows 8 on an x86 Atom CPU.

"Your honor, these two tablets are clearly not running the same OS. The one on the left is running Firefox, while the one on the right can only run Internet Explorer."
    
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Isn't this what apple does already? Can't use anything but safari mobile on their ARM mobile devices. Am I wrong?

If by "ARM mobile devices" you mean iPhone and iPod Touch, then no, theres plenty of other web browsers to choose from. I've always used Opera Mini on my iPod Touch.
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If by "ARM mobile devices" you mean iPhone and iPod Touch, then no, theres plenty of other web browsers to choose from. I've always used Opera Mini on my iPod Touch.

Opera Mini isn't actually a web browser. Its more like a VNC client. The actual browser is on Opera's servers, and you're basically just remoting into it.

And all of the other "browsers" are just Safari skins. All they've done is drag and drop the same webkit engine Safari uses -minus the hardware accelerated javascript engine that only works on the real Safari- in with a few different UI elements.
    
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Opera Mini isn't actually a web browser. Its more like a VNC client. The actual browser is on Opera's servers, and you're basically just remoting into it.
And all of the other "browsers" are just Safari skins. All they've done is drag and drop the same webkit engine Safari uses -minus the hardware accelerated javascript engine that only works on the real Safari- in with a few different UI elements.

Yes, I know how Opera Mini works. What does it matter that all of the browsers are based on Webkit? Chrome is Webkit based too.
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I'm not going to get an ARM device with Windows 8 (translates to tablets because phones are already occupied with Windows Phone) but if I do get a tablet, I'm using Linux.

At least this doesn't affect desktop users.
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Why wouldnt they be able to decide what is installed on their OS?

 

Exactly this is the question that comes to my mind. It's Microsofts operating system. Why can they not decide what can and cannot be used on it?

 

I'm sorry but I just cannot grasp why they don't have the freedom to choose what people can or cannot use with their software that they develop. It's their software after all. :/

 

All this monopoly rubbish simply makes no sense when it's a free product and it's only one browser being singled out rather than all of them.

 

And no one is stopping Firefox from being used on a Mac are they?

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Yes, I know how Opera Mini works. What does it matter that all of the browsers are based on Webkit? Chrome is Webkit based too.

You misheard me. Its not based on Webkit, its based on the premade Webkit API element that Apple bundles with the SDK. You don't have any control over it. All you can do is tell it what site to load. When Apple updates the SDK, your browser engine gets updated.

Safari and Chrome are based on the same engine, but they're still very different browsers and render in different ways. With iOS every browser is exactly the same.
    
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ps:sorry for bad phrase formulation, sometime i use french formulation on english phrase .so some word end up in wrong spot!i think i corrected the error on my other post!
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Firefox on android sucks, but this is still taking it too far. BAD MS, BAD!
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