Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, May 11, 2012.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012...ox-from-windows-8-mozilla-says/#ixzz1uZJWtjlb
Fuck Microsoft. Also, some features that are being built into OS X Mountain Lion indicate that Apple is going a similar direction.
Microsoft being dicks... what a shocker
From someone who has used IE consistently for the past 14 years, I finally had to throw in the towel a few weeks ago and switch to Chrome. IE9 sucks a fat dick.
I think the key phrase is "certain versions of [Windows 8]"
I was able to install FF 13 on my Win8 RC laptop.
If the tablet version is locked to an ARM processor, that's what may be blocking the install of certain software.
I'd also like to use FF on my iPhone and iPad, but I can't - why isn't Mozilla crying about that? Or are they?
Unfortunately that isn't a browser, it just gives you access to your desktop bookmarks and such on your iPhone or iPad. The only other browser available on iOS besides Safari is Dolphin I think.
You can get Opera for the iPhone. It does all the crunching on an external server, so it works a bit differently from Safari (and if Opera servers are down the browser won't work). There are also Flash-capable browser apps like Skyfire.
And seriously, MS and Apple should just stop it. Make your OS and let other people handle the browsing. Who cares about dumb Safari or IE?
Can't be monopolistic on a platform that no one uses. Windows 8 mobile version will be on 1% of devices at best.
I hate agreeing with you, but you may be right.
Windows tablets have never sold well. There's nothing in past hardware that has indicated that a new Windows tablet will break that trend.
Laptops have become lighter, faster (especially with SSDs), and more efficient battery users. Why bother with a shitty tablet with a shitty touchscreen, and shitty UI, when a laptop works perfectly well?
Microsoft learned their lesson from the beating they took in the 90's. I doubt they'd try the same thing again, especially in a market they're losing badly in, without good hardware based reason.
No idea but maybe Apple is demanding too much from Mozilla and they don't want to play ball with the fruit company.
Why? If you want to avoid the proprietary bullshit just use Android or Linux.