EU makes sure full Chrome browser is on Windows RT at launch

Posted by Charbax – July 19, 2012

Reuters reports that the European Union antitrust regulators are right now making sure Windows RT ships with the Chrome Browser, Firefox, Opera and more.

the investigation will focus on charges that Microsoft allows only its own Internet Explorer browser to be installed on devices running Windows 8 on Windows RT tablets with British chipmaker ARM's chips.

The way I see it, the ARM Powered Windows RT Laptops and Tablets to be released starting October 26th should be able to run a full Chrome bowser, run most x86 applications through Remote Desktop software like Teradici PCoIP, full Microsoft Office and then of course all Metro apps which basically is the new touch-compatible applications platform for Microsoft's Windows 8 RT Tablet/Laptop hybrid system.

In theory as HTML5 improves to support full HD and 4K video editing through the cloud, as web based photo editing apps are available, using the grid to render media files is going to be much more desirable than rendering anything on the local hardware anyway. Making thus Windows RT suitable for advanced users just as well as beginners who them really don't care about x86 backwards compatibility.

  • ARM Chromebooks can be given away for free to all users with a Google account. Google makes the money back to subsidize the laptop hardware easily. OK bye. You just go talk on some other Wintel-fanboy website, bye.

  • CyberGusa

    Wrong, only the Chrome OS can be give away for free.

    Hardware doesn’t come for free and the only time to subsidize hardware like that is when it gets first introduced, which is no longer the case for Chromebooks. Even with a shift to ARM based systems the lack of interest in Chromebooks precludes the risk of fully subsidizing them.

    Btw, I’m no fanboy, I just can’t stand BS. If you’re going to make claims then make claims based on facts and not what you want to believe!

    Really, there are things to criticize about Intel and MS but you go beyond them into conspiracy nonsense that has nothing but your bias backing them up.

    If you want anyone to take you seriously then you need to cut the crap and stop confusing what you want to happen with what is happening!