The main reason is that I will not be getting a tablet or anything else that runs Win RT. More to the point I just will not be getting a tablet or what they claim is a phone that is smart. Smart Phone, now that is a oxymoron. lol
To the point about this being in the courts once already. That case concerned the desktop version when there was no competition in the OS arena. This is going to be about the tablets and what they call smart phones. If they take M$ to court they will also have to take A$ and maybe even G$. I do not own an iPad but it is my understanding that they keep a real tight grip on what gets installed and the only browser for it is Safari. Maybe someone else can verify that for us. Personally, I think M$ could help itself by opening up and allowing other browser. That could be a marketing tool for them. At last, we know M$ to well to expect that.
In the news is Microsoft locking down WOA (Windows On ARM) to disallow any browser other than IE.
That's not entirely true but MSFT is not going to share the API or system calls that will give them an edge in IE.
This issue was in the courts before and frankly I'm a bit surprised MSFT is about to repeat history.
But then I'm getting vibes that the only way to install apps on Windows 8 on ARM products will be through MSFT's App Store and no where else.