Browser performance matters a whole lot more than browser aesthetics, but if you’re going to be looking at it all day, why not make it beautiful? Firefox released a preview version of Firefox for Windows 8 today, and it really does look great. The tabs have a bit of a Chrome-y look, but they’re very flat, like most of the Metro UI. Also, bookmarks in colored boxes could help rapid recognition, especially if they’re used every day. Maybe my favorite part of the design is the curve between the new tab button and the existing tab. Also–these screenshots are from the desktop version, not the full-screen Metro app.
Microsoft may be pushing its Internet Explorer browser, but if Firefox runs as well as it looks, it will most likely be my Windows browser of choice. What browser will you be using on your Windows 8 rig?
If you’re running Windows 8, you can download Firefox here.