May 13, 2012

The Mozilla Hypocrisy with Firefox

Preston Gralla, Computerworld


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Seeing Through Windows

How's this for hypocrisy: Mozilla says that Apple banning Firefox from iPads and iPhones is no problem, but Microsoft restricting the browser from using some features on some Windows 8 tablets may be illegal.

Apple bans Firefox completely from iOS, while in the upcoming Windows 8, Firefox won't be allowed to access certain features of some Windows tablets, those that run on ARM chips. Firefox will be allowed full access to the PC version of Windows 8, and to Windows 8 tablets running Intel chips.

Harvey Anderson, Mozilla's top lawyer, admitted to Computerworld that there are some similarities between the way Apple and Microsoft treat Firefox, but:

"The similarities to iOS...

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