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What makes Windows 8 different from an iPad? For starters, it can display two apps at the same time. Most of the new Metro style apps in the Release preview support a snapped view, like the one used by the Music app on the right side of this screen.
Yes, Internet Explorer 10 still has a dual personality. And yes, the Metro style browser doesn't support any plugins.
But in a surprise move, Microsoft partnered with Adobe to incorporate Flash Player 11.3 directly into the Metro style browser. The catch is that only sites on a Microsoft-approved whitelist are eligible to use Flash. For other sites (HBO GO, for example) you must switch to the desktop browser.
The People app serves as a hub for multiple social media accounts. The Me page shows posts and tweets you've made as well as those in which you're mentioned, regardless of where they originated. It also includes the contents of online photo albums