Development Firefox Metro is running in a while, but only now you can prove it in Windows 8 RTM. The Mozilla Foundation invites users of such software to download the “nightly build”, in order to get more feedback for the launch end. The browser still has bugs and missing features, but it looks very attractive.
According to the developers, Firefox Metro works in both classical and desktop interface formerly known as Metro. The only requirement is to have x86, because applications are blocked in Windows classic RT (for devices with ARM hardware). The browser automatically updates
to keep users with the latest development version. Official information says Metro Firefox includes:
Support Firefox Sync and touch gestures;
Overall integration with Windows 8.
Over the weeks developers add more features and improve software performance . For now the Mozilla Foundation will not release the final filing date, so it is impossible to know if it will be available with the launch of the new operating system from Microsoft.
If you have access to the RTM version of Windows 8, can download the nightly build of Firefox Metro from here.
Track | Mozilla Blog.
We recently learned that Microsoft was forced to leave the Metro name adopted for the new interface in Windows 8. The information was not released officially by the U.S. corporation, although internal memos were leaked through which this particular situation was reported.
According to data emerging in the last hours, all Metro elements of the OS would be renamed “Windows 8″
. This means that “Metro style applications”
change to “applications Windows 8″
, the “user interface Metro”
to “Windows 8 UI”
and the “Metro design”
to “design Windows 8″
It is clear that people Microsoft’s not burned the midnight thinking about an alternate name. Anyway the decision is understandable, always starting from the possibility that the information is true. With just two months to launch the operating system need to take the Redmond terms familiar to the development , because they must sustain the impact generated by the original name.
To substantiate the rumors of the transition from “Metro” to “Windows 8″ is the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Web 2. The specifications of the device (pictured) can read the phrase “Desktop and Windows apps 8″
. It’s a very simple track but so far is the strongest available. We look forward to further developments. Track | ZDNet.
Problems Microsoft at a critical stage of the year. The U.S. corporation should change the name of the interface Metro included in Windows Phone and Windows 8, due to legal problems. The details of the problem were not disclosed, but would be related to the claims of a European company that would have registered the trademark “Metro”.
Microsoft told developers to stop using the name Metro in applications and documentation related to the above operating systems. It was initially speculated that the conflict is with the German company Metro AG. Their representatives refused to talk to the press about it. For now, Microsoft did not make official statements on the subject. However, filtered internal memos unveiled some details. According to the Redmond company, the abandonment of the name Metro was caused by “discussions with a major European partner”
. Employees and application developers for Windows Phone Windows 8 and should not use the word “Metro style”, but “Windows 8 UI style”
or “New User Interface”
. According to one of the memos, Microsoft is working on a replacement term that will be revealed before the end of the week. We look for certain developments have entered today and tomorrow. It seems a minor point, but is actually a big stick in the wheel for Microsoft. Much of the attraction for its recent products is related to the interface and the name chosen to promote it. With just a couple of months to run, the Redmond have to change their marketing machine to avoid greater evils. Road | The Verge (1), (2).
Windows 8 was one of the products that gained attention in the last Mobile World Congress. The Developer Preview of the new Microsoft operating system received very good reviews, especially the striking improvements in the Metro interface. It’s not surprising that more and more companies adapt their applications to that environment.
days ago Mozilla announced the development version of Firefox and WIN Metro did the same with Google Chrome . Representatives of the California firm reported that its browser will also feature a traditional desktop version and a Metro edition, but so far did not provide many details about the application. A spokesman for the Mountain View giant spoke with the website Mashable
Our goal is to be able to offer our users a much faster Chrome, simple and secure through all platforms, including the Metro and desktop versions of Windows 8. To meet the objective are in the process of building an underground version of Chrome and optimize the desktop version including an improved touch support.
Metro since the release of the operating system . When we have more news we will keep you updated.
Track | Mashable.