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Life is never dull here in the world of technology, but some weeks it's hard to remember that this is actually the real world, and not some epic tale of the battle between good and evil. We've seen plenty of examples of good pulling ahead in the struggle in recent weeks, of course -- the naming of our own Linus Torvalds as a laureate for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, for instance -- but there's never any shortage of dastardly deeds being committed, either. Case in point? Windows RT's apparent exclusion of any browser that's not Microsoft's own Internet Explorer.
Can you please explain how this is any different to:
1) Apple not allowing FLASH on iPads ?
2) No Firefox for iPad ? Restrictions on Content/app types for iPad.
3) No Chrome for iPad ?
4) Google restricting API access to Youtube for Microsoft Phone 7 ?
Why is it that Apple and Google can do what they like, but everyone picks on Microsoft ?
Please explain ???
If you noticed that is EXACTLY what I pointed out, but for some reason many in the FOSS camp give Apple a free pass for things they attack MSFT for and to me that just makes them hypocrites.
I may not agree with RMS on...well anything but one thing I will give him credit for is consistency. He pointed out when Google was being controlling, when Apple was building walls, and when MSFT was doing wrong. Whether you agreed with him or not he never wavered or picked favorites. Frankly what too many have in the community is the "Anybody but Microsoft!" meme which they actually laugh at over on LinuxTMs.