Archive for June, 2008

Firefox 3 Released

June 16th, 2008 11:17pm No comments

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 marks the release of Firefox 3. Everyone needs to download this browser because it is much improved over Firefox 2. There are tons of new features, security improvements, and most importantly – speed improvements and memory improvements. There are way too many new things for me to review, so check out the release notes on Mozilla’s website if you want a detailed view of what exactly changed. I have been following Firefox 3’s development since it was in alpha and the progress has been unbelievable.

Mozilla is also using a clever marketing scheme to try and set a Guinness World Record for most downloaded program in one day. Click on the image to go to the download site and get a copy of this excellent browser.

Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 32 months. Building on the previous release, Gecko 1.9 has more than 12,000 updates including some major re-architecting to provide improved performance, stability, rendering correctness, and code simplification and sustainability. Firefox 3 has been built on top of this new platform resulting in a more secure, easier to use, more personal product with a lot more under the hood to offer website and Firefox add-on developers. completely endorses the use of the Firefox browser

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