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Mozilla releases Firefox Metro browser just in time for Windows 8

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:38PM EST

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As promised back in February, Mozilla announced on its blog that a preview of Firefox Metro for Windows 8 is now available for intrepid users to download. Firefox Metro will support both a Metro user interface and a classic desktop UI as it is designed for x86 Windows 8 systems. Mozilla says that users with the RTM version of Windows 8 can download nightly builds of Firefox Metro here

As a preview, there are bound to bugs and glitches scattered around the updated browser, but that’s why Mozilla needs help getting them logged and closed up before Windows 8’s big launch on October 25th. According to Mozilla’s blog, the Firefox Metro preview includes “a new Metro style Firefox Start page, support for Firefox Sync, Metro touch and swipe gestures, integration with Windows 8 ‘charms’, and a simple but powerful Australis interface that is streamlined, modern, and beautiful.”


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.