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Firefox 18 Metro Preview Release now Available for Download

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With Windows 8 general release fast approaching Mozilla has delivered a new nightly build of Firefox for the operating system. This new build delivers awesome browser goodness for both the Modern UI (Metro) and Desktop modes.

Image shown above courtesy of Mozilla Blog.

This is what the Modern UI Tile will look like on the Start Screen.

Image shown below courtesy of Brian R. Bondy.

One thing to keep in mind if you decide to try out the new Preview Release: This is still an early build and the Modern UI version may crash or fail to start properly at times (as seen in the tests on our system).

Important: Make sure to take a few moments and visit the blog post linked below to look through the following before getting started with it.

  • List of features available
  • Reminder on defaults handling
  • Things not yet implemented or disabled

Firefox Metro Preview Release – Status update 8 [Brian R. Bondy’s Blog]

Download the Firefox 18 Metro Preview Release [Mozilla FTP Server]

[via Gouthaman (@gmanka) and TechCrunch]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/5/12

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