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Microsoft creates special application class for Windows 8 browsers

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    Microsoft creates special application class for Windows 8 browsers

    And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.

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    Microsoft are simple copying Apple with the restrictions on application distribution. Whilst they currently apply to the ARM platform, it's not difficult to foresee a time when applications will only be available from the Windows store or via approved developers only. Well, that's what MS would like to happen, and from a security point of view, it's no bad thing, but it won't be an easy ride.
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    Firefox all ready working on a metro browser, nuff said
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