Windows 8 Browsers

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:03 AM

It seems that Microsoft had to create a special category of applications to permit third party web browsers in its new Metro user interface. The new interface, much like Apple's iOS used on iPhones and iPads, places significant restrictions on what applications can do. But, unlike iOS, these restrictions apply to the new preferred interface for Microsoft's desktop operating system. And, that makes things a whole lot more complicated than they are with a phone and tablet OS.

I'm still uncertain about Windows 8's fusion of a desktop and tablet OS. This new complication just seems like another demonstration of the roadblocks Microsoft faces in making the next Windows a viable operating system.


Re: Windows 8 Browsers
It's like they're trying too hard to steal the Mac system without having a clue what makes a Mac a Mac.
Posted by Caedmon Michael - Mar 12, 2012 | 8:54 AM

Re: Windows 8 Browsers
Yeah. Metro is a really nice UI, at least on Windows Phone 7, though. I'm just not sure it works well in the expanded setting of a desktop computer. Moreover, it definitely doesn't blend well with classic Windows. Part of what makes Windows Phone 7 good is that it was a complete break from Windows Mobile 6.5...
Posted by Timothy Butler - Mar 13, 2012 | 6:47 AM

Re: Windows 8 Browsers
Reading technical reviews of Windows 8 helped me decide it was time to end the computer ministry. I'm not willing to keep up with it any more.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Mar 14, 2012 | 1:21 AM

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