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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Microsoft playing the antitrust card again?
by jxiz on Fri 8th Jun 2012 07:09 UTC
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I just learned form this post that Microsoft has is blocking any browser except IE to run on Windows RT? What gives? Is that even legal?

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dragos.pop Member since:

Yes, why not? At least they don't do it in a direct way like apple does.

They have some restrictions on desktop, where they have monopoly, but on tablets they are free to do it.

Plus, MS does not prohibit it directly, they prohibit the use of some API that would make impossible for browsers to run JS at decent speed.

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