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Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 now out - will final be out by 2010?

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From the 'It's Done, When It's Done' files:

I've been using the Firefox 3.6 browser as my everyday browser since the Beta 2 release.

While it's just about stable enough for me, Mozilla developers continue to make it as bug-free as possible, while adding incremental features and improvements along the way. Late yesterday, Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 was released, included over 100 fixes from the Beta 4 update.

Among the fixes is one really interesting fix for Firefox 3.6's Safe Browsing feature. With Safe Browsing Firefox checks URL to make sure it's not a phishing site. As it turns out the Safe Browsing request ended up in a user's cache. That could potentially fill up a user's cache as well as have a performance impact for the browser.

Yeaah, it's a small detail, but it's just another check mark on the long list of incremental improvements in Firefox 3.6 that end up making this the fastest browser ever built by Mozilla.

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