Senate To Look At Mozilla's Browser Competition Allegations
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:03 AM
If one company wants to close their doors and not give access to their APIs then don't do business with them. It's as simple as that. There are other solutions out there than giving in to Microsoft's games.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:25 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:51 AM
Agreed. And it's not like Windows 8/RT is going to take off anyways. Might as well invest in Linux at the rate Windows 8 is going...
Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:03 AM
The only reason you don't see more companies pushing out their personal OS is because everyone already knows the name Microsoft. It all has to do with brand recognition. You are seeing it now with the "Tablet Wars". Apple is dominating the tablet industry and Microsoft is dominating the OS industry. Luckily, people with the real innovation are not working for Apple and Microsoft. In this industry it's all about who you know and how much you want to screw as many people over as you can while making your big bucks.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:22 PM
Microsoft has certainly worked hand in hand with Apple for years, in spite of the public competition being displayed. MS and Apple have shared code and MS has developed programs for their rival. They've created these programs and used parts of the source code then to create windows. But Apple came first. The Apple IIc was the first computer I ever used and it had a graphic user interface and worked with a mouse. That was years before the first GUI from MS. PC's don't cost a lot because a lot of them are made quite shabbily and the OS is, up til recently with Win7 and to an extent XP, a badly engineered product and unstable. Apple Operating Systems are generally built more robust because of the lack of all that vestigial programing and bloat. Command line at times is more powerful than the same actions done under a GUI but most of us would prefer an easier interface and learning curve.
That all said, let Microsoft have its little niche tablet. It will go the way of the Palm Pilot. Remember that was a proprietary system and no one was screaming anti-trust. I have to agree also with a previous poster that it is Apple that Mozilla needs to be gunning for in an anti-trust lawsuit. Adobe for that matter should be accusing Apple of blocking its Flash program as that is not available for the Ipad. As much as I dislike the Ipad as nothing more than a toy with limited functionality it has a larger share of the market than this inane win-ate tablet will ever have. Microsoft is really gambling on this timid little tablet. Every time we buy into a new operating system from microsoft it's us that's taking the biggest gamble of them all. I'll be willing to bet most buyers won't byte.