Firefox 3.6 Gets Speedier, New Enhancements
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Mozilla unwrapped the latest version of its flagship Web browser today, and while Firefox 3.6 may seem like "just" a point release, the update ushers in a slew of enhancements designed to make surfing the Web faster and easier -- not to mention a number of important improvements of interest to Web developers. Linux Planet examines what's new.
Six months after the last big Firefox release, Mozilla today is rolling out Firefox 3.6. The new browser, which began its life under the codename "Namaroka", includes numerous enhancement over its predecessor, Firefox 3.5.
Mozilla developers issued multiple alpha milestones, five beta releases and two release candidates over the last six months on the road to today's final release. Among the key enhancements in Firefox 3.6 are faster performance, new HTML 5 features and improved customization.
"With this release, we're continuing to push on the things that we think are important for Web browsers that are built for the way people actually use the Web," Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla, told InternetNews.com. "We want it to be customizable and we're obviously working on speed and stability -- those are just constant drivers. We want
to make the Web browser the tool that people use to be productive."