Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced plans to integrate its Firefox web browser with Metro for Windows 8 - including Gecko. "Windows 8 contains two application environments, 'Classic' and 'Metro'. Classic is very similar to the Windows 7 environment at this time, it requires a simple evolution of the current Firefox Windows product. Metro is an entirely new environment and requires a new Firefox front end and system integration points. The feature goal here is a new Gecko based browser built for and integrated with the Metro environment. Firefox on Metro, like all other Metro apps will be full screen, focused on touch interactions, and connected to the rest of the Metro environment through Windows 8 contracts." I haven't checked - does Microsoft allow different rendering engines?
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Different Rendering Engines
by n4cer on Tue 14th Feb 2012 00:28 UTC
n4cer
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2005-07-06

Microsoft has no restrictions on applications that duplicate built-in functionality for Windows nor Windows Phone.

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RE: Different Rendering Engines
by mattymoo on Tue 14th Feb 2012 01:05 in reply to "Different Rendering Engines"
mattymoo Member since:
2011-12-29

If that's the case, where's Opera Mobile for WP7?

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BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

There are no native apps for WP7. Opera didn't feel like rewriting its browser in a .NET language.

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