Microsoft® may reject other browsers for Windows® 8
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Recently Google and Mozilla have announced that they are developing browsers for the new operating system from Microsoft, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Microsoft could reject those apps / browsers completely, according to Network World.
Apparently, much like Apple, Microsoft is trying to control software that go in to the Windows 8 tablets which will run on ARM processors. Software that need to run on ARM processors are required to be carefully built and warranty issues may arise if anyone is allowed to develop applications. This whole control process is a good thing for sure, but only if it is done to keep a check on the quality of applications that are being built and not for the competition.
Looks like Microsoft is learning lessons from Apple and is keeping the hardware and software closer this time. Of course, users would be able to get the tablet / phone ‘jailbroken’ to install any software on it.