Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Firefox 9 available for download before official release.

The final Firefox build that was scheduled to arrive before the end of the year, is finally here, and is slated to launch anytime now. The beta release has been around for a month, or so. For those who are looking to get their hands on it before Mozilla officially announces it on their site; Firefox 9 final release binaries are now available on Mozilla’s servers.

Mozilla has adopted a rapid release cycle for the Firefox browser and some of their products. Some of the features users can expect is an improved Javascript engine that can deliver upto 30 percent more performance than the one used in the last release. There have also been enhancements to the interface, so it suits and blends in with Apple’s Mac OS X Lion operating system - gestures have been included, too. Apart from these changes, there is the usual housekeeping - removing bugs and performance glitches with the browser.

Firefox has been in the news recently for a number of reasons. The first being Google’s Chrome having overtaken Firefox, to secure the position of being the second most used browser around. Then, there was a report that stated that Firefox was the least secure of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Another security research firm, NSS Labs has called the testing and the results to be inaccurate.

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