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Microsoft bans Firefox on Windows ARM

Kjella (173770) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Kjella (173770) writes "In another case of "if you can't beat them, exclude them" Microsoft has decided to not allow third party browsers on Windows ARM. The reasons cited by Microsoft's Deputy General Counsel David Heiner are: "

  • ARM processors, which power virtually all iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets today, are different from the x86 chips that power PCs. The chips have new requirements for security and power management, and Microsoft is the only one who can meet those needs.
  • Windows RT — the version of Windows 8 geared for ARM devices — "isn't Windows anymore."
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Man, this site is going downhill (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 2 years ago | (#39952119)

I did not hit submit, I hit preview. And what's with the broken user page link? This site is getting more buggy for each day. In any case, maybe someone else would like to take this story, clean it up and submit? I'm too annoyed and need to vent right now...

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