Preview: Mozilla's Firefox Metro browser for Windows 8

Tech | | October 6, 2012, 2:38 pm
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 Mozilla has released its first version of its reworked Firefox web browser customised for the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.
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Mozilla has released its first version of its reworked Firefox web browser customised for the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.

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 The development for the new browser began earlier this year. Google Chrome had also come up with Windows 8 Metro user interface support a few months ago.
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The development for the new browser began earlier this year. Google Chrome had also come up with Windows 8 Metro user interface support a few months ago.

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 The Firefox Metro preview for Windows 8 will run on both the Windows 8 'classic Desktop' environment as well as the new 'Metro' environment.
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The Firefox Metro preview for Windows 8 will run on both the Windows 8 'classic Desktop' environment as well as the new 'Metro' environment.

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 Users running the RTM release of Windows 8 can download and install a nightly build of Mozilla Firefox and start testing.
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Users running the RTM release of Windows 8 can download and install a nightly build of Mozilla Firefox and start testing.

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 The preview includes a new Metro style Firefox Start page, support for Firefox Sync, Metro touch and swipe gestures.
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The preview includes a new Metro style Firefox Start page, support for Firefox Sync, Metro touch and swipe gestures.

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 This is an early preview and and there are bugs and missing features.
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This is an early preview and and there are bugs and missing features.

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 Mozilla will keep on adding more features to the Firefox Metro browser for Windows 8.
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Mozilla will keep on adding more features to the Firefox Metro browser for Windows 8.

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