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Microsoft bans Firefox on ARM-based Windows

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    Microsoft bans Firefox on ARM-based Windows


    Raising the specter of last-generation browser battles, Mozilla launches a publicity campaign to seek a place for browsers besides IE on Windows devices using ARM chips...
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    If I was FF I would say thank you, not getting messed up with W8.
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    People who like Metro probably like IE10.
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    Odd, it's always good to have browser competition, that's why some are the way the are.
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    The title is kind of misleading. Microsoft is not banning Firefox specifically, but is not allowing any third-party application to run on the desktop. But if your application is proper Metro, it will run fine on Windows 8 RT tablets.

    On Win8RT, Microsoft actually doesn't want you to use the desktop environment. It's only there because:

    1. Key Windows applications (such as Notepad, Microsoft Office, and I believe Control Panel) will not be re-created in Metro in time. It's a stub to ensure that W8RT (hehe... pronounced "wort"...) is useable.
    2. Microsoft is still figuring out how to manage multiple windows per application. There are many cases where you REQUIRE two or three windows open at the same time, even from the same program.
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    That is a strange point of view in the link above.

    If several developers like Google gets high level access to OS, its bad for end users.
    Words fail me.
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    Honestly? Leaving out all previous thoughts and feelings and looking at this objectively -

    I really can see both sides to the issue. They all have "real" points to their defenses.
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