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Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development

Mozilla Ends Firefox Metro Development

By Zach Walton March 17, 2014

In March 2012, Mozilla announced that it was developing a version of Firefox for Windows 8’s Metro UI. The non-profit included Firefox for Metro in its Nightly distribution starting February of last year. If you became a fan of Mozilla’s …

Microsoft Renames Metro Apps To Windows Store Apps Microsoft Renames Metro Apps To Windows Store Apps
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Microsoft ran into a little problem last month when they realized that the Metro name was already owned by a store in Germany. The company had been using the Metro branding for over a year to sell Windows 8 and …

Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App
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A lot of people, including yours truly, don’t like Windows 8 all that much. Most of our frustration comes from the fact that the newest OS forces you to boot into the Metro Windows 8 UI. It also got rid …

Microsoft Really Wants Desktop Users To Hate Windows 8 Microsoft Really Wants Desktop Users To Hate Windows 8
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Windows 8 is coming and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Microsoft obviously thinks it’s a good idea, but who else excited for it? Some desktop users are pretty pleased with it, but there is one small issue …

Microsoft Ditches “Metro” Name For Windows 8 UI Microsoft Ditches “Metro” Name For Windows 8 UI
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Ever since Microsoft revealed Windows 8 to the world, we have referred to the new interface as “Metro.” It was assumed that the name would stick since we’re this close to launch and Microsoft haven’t announced a change yet. That …

Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense? Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense?
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Windows and Mac OS X are two sides of the same coin. Just because they’re both similar in many instances does not mean that they should ever meet though. Some intrepid, and possibly insane, designer has taken it upon himself …

Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Snubs Current Windows Phones Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Snubs Current Windows Phones
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Microsoft today revealed its future smartphone platform: Windows Phone 8. The announcement came as part of the Windows Phone Developer Summit currently taking place in San Francisco. Joe Belfiore, head of the Windows Phone division at Microsoft, took to the …

Windows 8’s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo Windows 8’s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo
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The new scrolling tiled look of the Windows 8 start screen might be a bit of eye candy waiting for users each time they sit down at their computer, but the unfamiliar terrain of the new Metro-designed interface is being …

Google Chrome For Windows 8 Metro Now Available Google Chrome For Windows 8 Metro Now Available

Last week, Google said that they would be launching a Metro version of Chrome with the next dev channel update. As promised, the dev channel update went live and we can now try out the new version of Chome for …

Windows 8 Metro App Creation Made Easy Windows 8 Metro App Creation Made Easy

The Windows 8 Release Preview is out and people are going to start building applications for the new operating system in earnest. The new Metro interface provides a unique opportunity for app developers to create new experiences with the simple …

HP Windows 8 Tablet Possibly Shown in Leaked Slide HP Windows 8 Tablet Possibly Shown in Leaked Slide

Brad Sams over at Neowin is reporting that the above slide is a real leak from part of an HP slide presentation. It depicts a mock-up of the “HP Slate 8,” a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows 8’s Metro user interface. …

Internet Explorer 10 Launch Options Expanded For Windows 8 Internet Explorer 10 Launch Options Expanded For Windows 8
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We live in strange times, my friends. The world is said to end on December 21 (spoiler: it’s not), UK is playing UofL in the Final Four and, perhaps strangest of them all, Microsoft is turning Internet Explorer into a …

New Microsoft IE9 Ad New Microsoft IE9 Ad
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Microsoft has released a new ad featuring Internet Explorer 9, and it would appear the company knows how to make fun of itself. Microsoft describes its browser as only being good for downloading other browsers: Interestingly, Internet Explorer still holds …

Firefox For Windows 8 Metro Now In Development Firefox For Windows 8 Metro Now In Development
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Mozilla has begun development for a Metro version of their Firefox web browser, the company has announced. Development of the new browser version began on Monday of last week. There is currently no projected timeline for the browser’s release. Developing …

Windows 8 Confuses And Baffles Elderly Dad Windows 8 Confuses And Baffles Elderly Dad
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Windows 8 has been almost universally praised since the launch of the consumer preview. Numerous tech outlets have been praising its ease of use and the attractiveness of the Metro interface. YouTube user lockergnome has proven that Windows 8 isn’t …

Windows 8 Preview Released, Twitter Reacts Windows 8 Preview Released, Twitter Reacts

Today Microsoft released a Consumer Preview of its new Windows 8 operating system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, to much interest – the preview has already been downloaded over 3 million times, according to USA Today. Steven Sinofsky, …

Is Windows 8 Turning Your Desktop into a Mobile Device? Is Windows 8 Turning Your Desktop into a Mobile Device?
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Microsoft is on top of the world right now–well, at the top of the tech section of Google News, anyway–after it unveiled its Metro user interface design. While reaction has been generally positive, there’s another side of the coin that …