Microsoft is returning to the “digital dark ages” by blocking rival browsers from the ARM version of Windows 8, Firefox-maker Mozilla has said, that Microsoft is using unfair methods of competition in respect of browsers with its rivals.
Open Source development company in the internet browser Mozilla Firefox think that Windows has provided its own Internet Explorer browser advantages over other companies’ programs in Upcoming Operating system “Windows 8″.
Microsoft’s move to stop major browsers from reaching the Windows RT desktop has caused in a fierce war of words from its browser competitors, including Mozilla and Google.
According to Mozilla General Counsel Harvey Anderson owners of devices with an ARM, running on Windows 8, can be used in a production environment, only Internet Explorer, which is unfair competition in relation to other browsers. In this third-party developers to create browser-only interface, Metro, said Anderson, referring to Vice- President David Haynera.Kak Microsoft said corporate vice president, ARM processors require a new approach to security and power consumption, and only Microsoft can meet such standards.
Anderson is sure that the rejection of third-party Web browsers is the
“return of the Middle Ages to the digital where users and developers could not choose their browser. ”
He noted that while Mozilla will not sue for Microsoft, but it can go to court if the situation does not change.
Rumors are also that U.S. Senate committee could start an antitrust investigation in contradiction of Microsoft, after the Redmond software giant said Internet Explorer 10 would be the only desktop browser in its upcoming tablet operating system “Windows 8”.
The move was criticized as anti-competitive as it would push out the two major rivals in favor of Microsoft Internet Explorer, which still commands an albeit deteriorating 53 percent majority over Firefox and Chrome, according to Net Applications.
Both Chrome and Firefox worldwide usage continues to rise, but is hampered by many business and enterprise users sticking with aging Windows XP with Internet Explorer preinstalled.