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Notifications are also different, here in Windows 8. Sporting the new Metro user interface, it appears when a system-change has occured. In this case, a USB drive has been plugged in and a list of available options appear. These options can include configuring it for backup, speeding up the computer -- or simply opening the device to the desktop. Other devices will react differently, such as optical media or external peripherals.
The new Internet Explorer (version 10) is just as you would expect -- with a vaguely 'Mac'-style feel about it, with the high-quality font rendering. It has much of the same content and feel about it to the Windows Phone 7 browser, but a long way is yet to go before all sites will be compatible. Other browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, work well on Windows 8.
Websites can be converted into Start screen tiles in an instant, by clicking the pin in Internet Explorer's menu. It means you can keep fully up to date from wherever you are, just by clicking on the newly-created tile on the Start screen.