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Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is now available from the Microsoft Store

Firefox is now listed in the Microsoft Store after a few weeks of being listed but not active. Today Mozilla finally brought Firefox back to the Microsoft Store after being absent since the Windows 8 days when Microsoft required that 3rd-party browsers utilize the same rendering engine as Windows 8’s touch friendly Internet Explorer. But now Firefox is back with its home-grown Gecko engine.

“Previously, if you were on Windows and wanted to use Firefox, you had to download it from the internet and go through a clunky process from Microsoft,” said Mozilla. “Now that Microsoft has changed its Store policies, choosing Firefox as your desktop browser is even more seamless – and it comes with all the latest Firefox features.”

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Firefox launching in the Microsoft Store comes as Microsoft revised its Microsoft Store app policies for which other platforms are rightly getting a lot of push back. Since Microsoft changed its policies in time for the launch of Windows 11, many app developers have launched their apps on the Microsoft Store.

You can download Firefox from the Microsoft Store here.

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