Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 02:34 UTC
Google "Back in March, we began work on a Metro-style enabled desktop browser, a version of Chrome that will run in both the Metro and desktop environments of Windows 8 on x86. (Chrome won't run in WinRT, i.e. Windows 8 on ARM processors, as Microsoft is not allowing browsers other than Internet Explorer on the platform). If you're running the Release Preview of Windows 8, you'll be able to try Chrome in Metro mode in the next Chrome Dev channel release by setting it as your default browser." Metro-Chrome is just plain Chrome running in Metro, without a proper Metro UI at this point. They're working on that though, so this is really very early game. Good to know they're on it, though - I love me some WebKit.
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vaette
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I am sure that Google has the know-how and will to fix this intoa more suitable form before it is released. This does however also illustrate exactly what would have happened if Microsoft had opened the win32 "hole" that browsers are allowed for everyone. We would end up with a bunch of legacy apps hastily recompiled, with little thought given to the needs of the new platform and interaction-mode. It is really significantly harder to make a sane touch app if you get to start out worth an already complete classic app and then just try to patch it. Microsoft themselves learned as much from the failed attempts at making XP/Vista/7 touch-enabled.

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