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Firefox Windows 8 Metro coming for standard 'Nightly' testers today

It's been several months since Mozilla launched the first test version of its Metro UI version of its Firefox web browser made to run especially on Windows 8. This version was offered for people who used the Nightly test version but on a different development branch, called Elm.

Now it appears that the standard Nightly Firefox testers will finally get a chance to check out the Windows 8 Metro version of the browser. In an update on his blog, Mozilla's Asa Dotzler stated:

On Tuesday, our preliminary Metro Firefox development work arrived at mozilla-central, the source code repository that feeds the Firefox Nightly channel. This means that if you are on the Firefox Nightly channel and you have a Windows 8 device, your Wednesday Firefox update should deliver a Metro Firefox tile to the far right end of your Windows Start screen.

Dotzler added that while there is still a lot of work that needs to be done for Firefox running on Windows 8 Metro, he did say that the current build is "stable enough" for more people to test the browser. You can go ahead and download the current "Nightly" version of Firefox at its website.

If you install this test build on your Windows 8 PC, keep in mind that you will also have to change the default web browser from the current IE10 to the Nightly Firefox build for it to run. Also, this browser cannot be used for Windows RT-based PCs.

Source: Asa Dotzler | Image via Mozilla

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