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[2]: Comment by Gone fishing
by edwdig on Fri 8th Jun 2012 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Gone fishing"
edwdig
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and the xbox is great too


Have you actually used an Xbox since they went Metro? The UI works horribly. I think the only people it's even tolerable for are the people with Kinect, and that's mostly because of the voice commands.

With the Metro UI, most actions take 5+ button presses, with many over a dozen. Finding a game in your collection is brutally slow. You get a list that displays about half a dozen games at a time, with a slow scroll between screens. The images are dynamically loaded as you go, with each taking several seconds to appear.

The UI is also a horrible waste of screen space. Picture your screen divided into 9 portions, like a Tic-Tac-Toe board. It's basically only using the center square, with the rest going to waste. What is there is a mess of randomly sized & arranged boxes, typically giving you about 5 choices per screen, requiring a very deeply nested menu structure.

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