Mozilla releases Firefox preview for Windows 8; try out the pre-beta today
Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has announced that a version of their web browser is now available for download and features optimization for Windows 8 tablets. It is important to note that the download is a preview and may contain bugs alongside its enhancements. This is after we learned that the company would be delaying the release until 2014.
The new preview is codenamed "Aurora" and supports Firefox Sync along with "Windows 8 touch and swipe gestures, snapped and full views, and Windows Share integration". The browser continues to use the Gecko engine to render webpages when browsing. The Gecko engine has support for WebGL, asm.js, hardware accelerated HTML5 multimedia and more.
If you want to test out the browser, download it here (opens in new tab) from Mozilla’s website. Next, make sure to set Firefox Aurora as your default browser and pin it to your Start screen.
Have fun testing out Firefox for Windows 8 and if you find any bugs, you can submit them to Mozilla by clicking here (opens in new tab).
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If I'm wrong, can someone please enlighten me on what the purpose of a non-modern Windows 8 specific Firefox is?