Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to lenms)
If you had checked before buying the iPads, you would have known that FireFox was not supported and the whole issue would have been moot.
As to why FireFox isn't allowed:
FireFox doesn't use the WebKit engine; Apple has made the decision that all browsers for iOS must use the same engine. Why? Only Apple knows and they aren't telling.
What is so important about FireFox that you just can't live without on an iPad?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to Michael Superczynski)
You're probably right to ask, "What is so important...Firefox?" Best answer is something called "switching cost." In other words, what it would cost me in terms of productivity (because of proficiency gained using Firefox the last 10 years) to spend the additional time climbing Safari's learning curve.
Also, it is frustrating to be a user who finds himself at the mercy of two big organizations who can't or won't work together to provide a widely used product. "Frustrating" should not be a word having to be used in the world of ease and convenience of computer useage.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to lenms)
What learning curve?
Safari for iOS is simple to use.
No manual required.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to lenms)
I am pretty sure a mobile version of FireFox would have a learning curve, too.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to lenms)
Well, there are alternatives. Atomic Lite comes to mind.MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 5:30 PM (in response to lenms)
Guys, sorry about my rude subject line!!!
Actually, We love our iPad2's(what's not to love!), and have no intention of sending them back!
My post seems to have been more of a rant, or worse, a WHINE!!! LOL
Thanks for any constructive advice.