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[CW] Mozilla's hypocrisy: It's OK for Apple to block Firefox, but wrong when Microsoft does it

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How's this for hypocrisy: Mozilla says that Apple banning Firefox from iPads and iPhones is no problem, but Microsoft restricting the browser from using some features on some Windows 8 tablets may be illegal.

Apple bans Firefox completely from iOS, while in the upcoming Windows 8, Firefox won't be allowed to access certain features of some Windows tablets, those that run on ARM chips. Firefox will be allowed full access to the PC version of Windows 8, and to Windows 8 tablets running Intel chips.

Mozilla.... facepalm.gif
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Ms and apple both suck.
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I think its because so many users use windows on a daily basis compared to Mac oses.
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I think its because so many users use windows on a daily basis compared to Mac oses.
You got to realize that the iPhone is basically the same way on the mobile space.
    
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IMO, Apple is just fueling the fire for the Govt's anti-trust suit. MS has already been down that road and was lucky when Bush took office. Add to the fact that Apple is the epitome of a greedy soulless company that tax dodges at every opportunity and they're likely to have even less love than MS did during their suit.
    
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Well I obviously missed it, but why did they ban Firefox from iOS?
 
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An outright ban is better than gimping any possible competitor...At least it's obvious at first glance that there's competitor issues for any outright bans, a court may not realize all the technical logistics of being gimped.
    
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I believe it is wrong to ban any piece of free software from running on any platform. Especially in this case since Mozilla is just attempting to provide a open source alternative.

Is it OK for Apple to ban it, mozilla to be fine with this, then Microsofts ban being "illegal?" - The short answer is No, this is incorrect to say the least. If Mozilla believes it is ok for one company to ban its software, and call another out for doing it this is illogical.
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I think its because so many users use windows on a daily basis compared to Mac oses.

You mean iOS? I expect Mac OS X to have the same walled garden as iOS though in about 4 years.
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Uhm, iOS isn't quite the same as a full fledged OS for tablets... iOS on the iPad is a slightly better phone variant. Windows 8 on tablets will be more like and normal computer... just... on a tablet... Unless I've just quit reading all the Windows 8 news long enough to forget everything biggrin.gif
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