Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Sun 11th Mar 2012 23:09 UTC
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such a browser will not work in Metro unless it is set as the default browser. This is an artificial limitation set by Microsoft. For what it's worth, Internet Explorer 10 also suffers from this limitation

I was wondering where my IE 10 disappeared to.

It could be worse. They could just ban other browsers from the web store, like Apple with iOS.

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