Just last week, we talked about how Firefox on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system is going to look awesome, and here we are with the Mozilla Firefox 18 for Metro preview being released to the masses. This version of Firefox will run on x86 Windows 8, whether you want to do so in the classic Windows environment or in the new ‘Metro’ environment, that does not really matter for the browser. Folks who run the 64-bit RTM release of Windows 8 are able to download a nightly build of Mozilla Firefox from the Elm development branch, where it currently has taken up residence in the experimental repository where majority of the other ‘Metro’ development work has happened.

Similar in nature to the Firefox Nightly channel, this particular repository churns out nightly builds. Not only that, the builds will be self-updating, as it provides a means for you to track Metro Firefox development. If you are interested in previewing the browser, it will comprise of (but not limited to) a new Metro-style Firefox Start page, Metro touch and swipe gestures, support for Firefox sync, integration with Windows 8 ‘charms’ and the Australis interface. Mozilla has boldly promised to deliver additional features in the coming weeks and months such as tightened up Windows integration, improved performance and responsiveness so that users are able to experience ‘a first class Firefox experience for Windows 8’.

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