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Firefox Metro browser for Windows 8 released

With the release of the new operating system by the Redmond based operating system, hardware and software manufacturers around the world have started announcing and releasing their products for Windows 8. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Sony, Samsung, Acer, Asus, and many others have already announced their Windows 8 tablets, netbooks, tablet netbook hybrids, and other such products. Software development houses have also started announcing and releasing their software for the new operating system.

Today, its Mozilla’s turn to do the same. The company has just released the new Firefox Metro browser for the new Windows 8. Those of you who are using the Windows 8 release preview can just download the Firefox Metro browser and experience it first hand right now. But the software is still in its early stages, so the presence of bugs and glitches is completely natural. Don’t get pissed off if you come across many such bugs. Just report them and help Mozilla fix them and improve the experience.

The new Firefox Metro browser is said to offer both a Metro user interface and the classic desktop user interface who prefer that. The internet browser is said to be developed for x86 systems. So people on a x64 systems may encounter some glitches specific to them. People who are on the RTM version of the new operating system can download a nightly version of the Firefox Metro browser from here.

The announcement was made on Mozilla’s blog. The blog post also said that the company will look into all the bug reports submitted by the users will try to fix as many as possible before the 26th of this month, when the Redmond company, Microsoft, will release the Windows 8 operating system. BGR writes, “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’.”

Source: Boy Genius Report