Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Web Browser

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Date: Friday, January 22nd, 2010, 06:37
Category: Software

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On Thursday, Mozilla.org released the long-awaited 3.6 version of its Firefox web browser.
The new version, an 17.6 megabyte download, sports the following fixes and changes:

– Available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
– Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
– Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
– Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
– Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
– The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
– Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
– Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
– Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
– Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.

Firefox 3.6 is available in more than 70 different languages and requires a G3, G4, G5 or Intel-based Mac, Mac OS X 10.4 or later and 128MB of RAM to install and run.

If you’ve snagged the new version and have any feedback to offer about it, let us know in the comments.

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