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Firefox for Windows 8 is taking form

Firefox for Windows 8 shows off its Metro-styled interface

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Apr 4, 2012 1:07 am

Windows 8 is coming, its kind of like the monster under your bed, you know its there, you're trying to prepare for it and one day, it's going to get you. Windows 8 is going to do the same, it's going to captivate so many more people, with its blend of powerful full-featured OS, but also touch-screen friendly. Mozilla has been getting cuddly with Windows 8 and its Metro interface, and now we have a tease of Firefox for Windows 8.

 

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It looks quite basic at the moment, I really thought the user interface would be well on its way, but hey, it's early days yet. Mozilla only announced the development of a Metro-style Firefox back in February, so it'll be a while before the foundation is properly set and things are locked into place.

 

Firefox for Windows 8 is based on the Fennec XUL code, and the project's already started intergrating with the live tile flavor of Windows 8, implementing HTML file input controls, snap for managing multiple running apps, in addition to search and share contacts. We should expect a beta release in the coming months, and the full release close to the launch of Windows 8 itself.

NEWS SOURCES
Webmonkey.com, Arstechnica.com, Engadget.com

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