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Old 04-02-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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In order to provide an alternative to IE on Windows 8, Firefox needs a Metro UI. Luckily, development of a Metro interface for Firefox is well underway. The current build reuses the Android interface XUL (by virtue of being based on Fennec). The latest test release features lots of platform integration support: "We have Metro snap working, you can snap another Metro app to the right or left of Firefox and continue browsing.
Firefox Demos Prototype Metro Interface - Slashdot
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Metro is so innovative you can now run TWO applications at once!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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Metro is so innovative you can now run TWO applications at once!
DOS and CPM?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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so firefox is as dead as microsoft now then? I predict people will stay with windows 7, or switch to linux/OSX.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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so firefox is as dead as microsoft now then? I predict people will stay with windows 7, or switch to linux/osx.
huh?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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huh?
Have you tried windows 8? It's awful, no ones going to use it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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Have you tried windows 8? It's awful, no ones going to use it.
Maybe you missed this thread here:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released

I remember an awful lot of people saying the interface on Windows 95 sucked and everyone would stay on Windows 3.1...

Crap, I remember people, when they first saw Windows 1.0 said it would never fly, the command line interface was never going away...

# find / -print |cpio -ocvB > /dev/rmt/0n

We know how right they were...

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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so firefox is as dead as microsoft now then? I predict people will stay with windows 7, or switch to linux/OSX.
This is an additional version of FF that runs under the Metro Interface, and doesn't have anything to do with the desktop version. It's built on Fennec, the mobile version of FF.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Have you tried windows 8? It's awful, no ones going to use it.
Have you tried windows 7 with a touch screen? It's awful.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Have you tried windows 7 with a touch screen? It's awful.
Actually no I haven't. But 8 isn't much good. It's a mess - not optimised for neither tablets nor desktops/laptops. You need to be able to switch between either 'metro' or 'classic' and switch the one you don't need off. As it is you have to jump in and out of each - it's a mess.
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