Technical question regarding Metro

I have a question regarding Metro. (Metro is the name for a tablet-like interface of Windows 8, but you will have it on the desktop as well if you choose). See more details about that here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/14/metro-style-browsing-and-plug-in-free-html5.aspx

Frankly I first thought that it was cool that Microsoft would now embrace open standards for the web, such as html5. I thought they were playing the game right. Even this announcement sounds cool: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-to-focus-on-html5-and-javascript-for-office-15-extensions/10266

But I have a question that is somewhat itching and scratching. While having an html5 overlay is not just a good idea but also the fast-approaching state of the art, does it mean I can use, say, Firefox to power that interface (or more exactly Gecko) or does this interface use only Trident (Internet Explorer), in which case it nullifies the whole point of using open standards?

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