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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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 14:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
zima
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Metro, when it must be obvious by now that it's not liked, and wont be adopted by business, reviews of it as a desktop UI are poor

* Yes, just like it was obvious about the desktop GUI 2+ decades ago, to all those people using text user interfaces...
(and my the three posts at the bottom of http://www.osnews.com/comments/26042 )

MS's old and successful strategy of using one monopoly to support or create another, such as Windows and Office

When Windows picked up steam, with 3.x, there was really no alternative - Macs were too limited and expensive, RISC OS machines similar, Amigas even more limited & from a stumbling company & their "productive" side never really managed to capture people's attention, Atari TOS, GEOS, or GEM even more so & with hardy any 3rd party software support, OS/2 too demanding on hardware and with the underlying goal of returning to IBM the control over PC market (duh, of course numerous clone makers didn't go for it), NeXT self-exiled into the "premium" market & not yet ported to PCs, as BeOS will do half a decade later (way too late), Linux in its cradle and overall DEs for X not viable for general consumption (some might argue they aren't quite there yet)

Windows was simply by far the most sensible choice.

Oh, and Office? Yes, that relative newcomer which took over when established players (Wordperfect for example) completely dismissed and ignored the GUI (the * at the start)

BTW, that IE monopoly was also a result of it being the better browser, during the wars of late 90s. Later on, it just had the unfortunate "luck" of living too long...

Edited 2012-06-15 14:42 UTC

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