15 Mar
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Mozilla Pulls The Plug on Metro’ Firefox

Mozilla, the makers of the popular web browser Firefox have made a statement announcing their pulling off the plug on the building of Firefox for Metro.  Firefox for Metro was supposed to be developed specially for Windows 8’s touch-screen user interface. The primary reason for Mozilla to discontinue development of Metro was the lack of users for the beta version of the software. The company had been continuously working on this project for the last two years.
 
Mozilla noted that users preferred the classic Windows desktop version of Firefox as compared to the beta version of Metro.
 
VP of Mozilla Firefox, Mr. Johnathan Nightingale said through a press release:
 
“As the team built and tested and refined the product, we’ve been watching Metro’s adoption. On any given day we have, for instance, millions of people testing pre-release versions of Firefox desktop, but we’ve never seen more than 1,000 active daily users in the Metro environment. Shipping a 1.0 version, given the broader context we see for the Metro platform, would be a mistake.”
 
Hence if you happen to be using Window 8, and intend to switch to a touch browser, the only chance you can do that is using Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer.
 
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