In Pictures: Making the most of Windows 8 - the diehard's guide

You may need to break many old habits to get the most out of Windows 8, but it doesn't have to be a cataclysmic event

Browsing the Web on Windows 8

Things get sticky if you want to use a browser other than IE in Metro. Microsoft has restrictions about Metro apps that perform Web browsing. By default, those apps are encouraged to use the IE engine to keep performance and security consistent. An app that is primarily a legacy-desktop app can implement a Metro "facet" for that app, as long as the app in question is installed as the system default browser. Google Chrome supports this behavior, although the Metro edition of Chrome is little more than the desktop version running full-screen. Expect future editions of Chrome to have closer Metro integration. Firefox users will have to wait, as Mozilla is planning a full Metro-themed UX overhaul. Opera is rumored to be doing something similar.

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