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Mozilla kills Firefox touch browser for Windows 8 project

It’s a bad news for Microsoft (may be!) and bad for Microsoft Windows 8 users too, as Mozilla has decided to stop its Firefox for Windows 8 project, under which, a beta of the touch-centric browser for Windows 8 was released last month.


Mozilla has said that the lack of beta testers for its Metro browser is the main reason for cancelling the project. Mozilla concerned that the less feedback or missing feedback could affect the browser’s stability and improvements, so that the buggy browser could be launched with many problems. However, Firefox browser beta for desktop gets millions of beta testers, when released, while the Firefox for Metro environment has never reached more than 1000 active users.

Johnathan Nightingale, Vice President of Firefox said that the pre-release codes will be available on their website.

This makes the Windows 8 (and 8.1) users to depend on Google Chrome or Internet Explorer for touch-friendly browsing experience on their computer.

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