» Mozilla: Windows 8 a ‘Return to the Digital Dark Ages’

The new restrictions, writes Dotzler, “are in direct violation of the promises [Microsoft] made to developers, users, and OEMs about browser choice.” So, while Microsoft may be aping Apple with these new application limitations, Apple has the advantage of not needing to worry about past anti-trust agreements.

On the other hand, these restrictions are on a tablet operating system and it’s not like Microsoft has a monopoly in that market. I wonder if the Justice Department would just chuckle and say “That’s OK, honey, you go ahead.”