Post subject: Re: [Screenshot] Google Chromium for Metro sneak peek Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:24 pm
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The initial releases of Chrome in Metro mode will include integration with the basic Windows 8 system functionality, such as charms and snap view. Over the next few months, we’ll be smoothing out the UI on Metro and improving touch support, so please feel free to file bugs. We’re committed to bringing the speed, simplicity, and security of Chrome into Windows 8, and we look forward to working with you on it.
Post subject: Re: [Screenshot] Google Chromium for Metro sneak peek Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:56 am
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Also, in true Google style, they managed to repeat the lie that MS is "blocking other browsers" throughout the article.
It's interesting that it is mentioned only once in this article for the purpose of stating it will not work on ARM yet you side so strongly with Microsoft's decision on being the only developer that can run native metro apps on ARM. Competition to get the best performance is a good thing... just look what happened to performance last time IE faced fierce competition; it adopted standards and greatly increased speed in order to stay competitive.
Post subject: Re: [Screenshot] Google Chromium for Metro sneak peek Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:30 pm
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you side so strongly with Microsoft's decision on being the only developer that can run native metro apps on ARM.
Anyone can develop native metro apps for ARM. It's Win32 apps that Microsoft restrict on ARM, mainly because they want to encourage Metro to be used on the ARM tablets, rather than people just porting touch-unfriendly Win32 apps. Google (and Mozilla) are simply upset because this means they'll have to put effort into porting it, rather than just changing some build scripts, and claim its unfair that Microsoft themselves don't have to abide by this "restriction" (even though there's nothing preventing anyone doing a full browser in the Metro environment).
Once again, Google's deliberate spreading of misinformation has got someone confused.
Post subject: Re: [Screenshot] Google Chromium for Metro sneak peek Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:30 pm
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Just because an app uses Win32 code doesn't mean it also has to use its window manager, not to mention the fact that, afaik, Metro apps are sandboxed as a security reason, which feels too drastic as a measure for me. I mean, ok, I understand this reduces the chance for misbehaving apps to affect the system, or for malware to spread but really, this boils down to common sense. If users are dumb enough to compromise their systems, they should pay the price.
Not to mention the fact that there will always be people ready and willing to try to break/bypass these limits. MS will inevitably enter another "patch war" with the hobbyists.