Browsing the Web on Windows 8
Windows 8 ships with Internet Explorer 10, albeit in two editions: desktop and Metro. The differences are more than cosmetic; they're incarnations of Microsoft's philosophy of how Web browsers should behave in Windows from now on. When the first test releases of Windows 8 became public, the Metro version of IE 10 (the default version bundled with Win8) didn't support Flash. Microsoft has backtracked slightly by using a workaround familiar to users of Chrome. Flash's functionality is now baked directly into Metro IE, rather than included as an add-on. Windows 8 users who work with IE can stick with the desktop version for the full gamut of functionality, but can still load a page in the Metro version without worrying about losing Flash.