Mozilla Firefox Updates to 3.0.10 and 3.5 Beta 4

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From the “Time to update” files:

Mozilla is updating both its stable version of Firefox as well as its in-development version. The new stable Firefox version 3.0.10 is a bit of surprise considering that Mozilla just issued 3.0.9 last week.

Firefox 3.0.10 fixes one issue introduced by the 3.0.9 release that actually ended up triggering frequent crashes in the browser.

“Users of the HTML Validator add-on were particularly affected, but other users also experienced this crash in some situations,” Mozilla’s advisory on the issue states. “In analyzing this crash we discovered that it was due to memory corruption similar to cases that have been identified as security vulnerabilities in the past.”

It’s unfortunate that the 3.0.9 release triggered crashes, however it is noteworthy that Mozilla reacted very quickly in getting the issue resolved.

Looking beyond the current stable release, at long last Mozilla has released its first Firefox 3.5 Bet which is technically labeled as Firefox 3.5 Beta 4. Mozilla started the Firefox 3.5 browser as Firefox 3.1 but renamed it after the Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release.

What’s new in Firefox 3.5? Lots…

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