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10-05-12, 07:00 AM
http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/firefox-intro-640x359.png Meet the new Firefox, more Metro-y than the old Firefox.


Microsoft may have told app developers "Don‚??t call it Metro (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/08/windows-8-store-will-reject-all-apps-with-word-metro-in-title/)," but the latest version of Mozilla's browser for Windows 8 is called the "Firefox Metro Preview." The name is fitting in all senses.

It‚??s fitting because Mozilla has adopted the used-to-be-called-Metro design style with an attractive overhaul of the browser‚??s user interface. This is something Google did not do with Chrome. While there is a version of Chrome for Metro (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/06/first-look-at-chrome-in-the-windows-8-metro-environment/), it looks almost exactly like the desktop version, for better or worse.

The name "Firefox Metro Preview" is also fitting because "preview," if anything, is a polite word for this early state of the application. While both Microsoft and Google have Metro-style browsers in functional shape, Mozilla‚??s current schedule will keep the Metro version of its browser in beta for some time after the Windows 8 release on Oct. 26.

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