Firefox For Windows 8 Delayed Again

Firefox For Windows 8 Delayed Again

Delays are a natural, often unavoidable aspect of software development, be it through a lack of manpower, difficult to diagnose bugs or feature creep. One delay isn’t so bad, but multiple ones can start to raise eyebrows, as is the case with the Windows 8-friendly version of Firefox, which has again been pushed back.

As Konrad Krawczyk at Digital Trends reports, Firefox for Windows 8 was originally slated for December 10 last year, before slipping to January 21. Now, the date for the “Forecasted Release Version” has been updated to March 18, providing Mozilla with significantly more breathing room than it had before.

While the world will continue spinning without a Metro-tweaked version of Firefox, one has to wonder what’s prompted the developer to shuffle around the release date so much. In any case, you can still download it and try the current build yourself by grabbing Firefox Aurora and following the steps provided by Mozilla.

Firefox/Metro [Mozilla, via Digital Trends]


  • Wouldn’t have anything to with MS making it too hard, and possibly not worth it, would it…? 🙂

  • I find it really really hard to care. Windows 8 is a massive fail, the tablet version “might” be good, but they have ruined it for all the desktop users.

    • This. I certainly appreciate having the whole metro UI thing when I’m using a tablet, but once I get to a desktop it’s just getting in the way and trying to get all up in my business >:(

      They should make metro disablable like it was in the beta.

  • I see the metro desktop once. When I boot up. I don’t see how it’s a massive inconvenience.

    • Yeah, the Metro argument is moot now, what with 8.1 allowing you to just bypass it. I very seldom actually see it anymore. I also have a touchscreen ultrabook that I never use Metro in, I hate the way Windows apps work, without an easy way to switch ’em off and all…! 🙂

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