May 17, 2008

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1: The Robot is Out

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Our favorite browser released the final update to the latest version of firefox. Firefox 3 beta 5 was out last April 2008.
Firefox 3 Beta 5 includes more than 750 changes from the previous beta, improving stability and web compatibility, providing platform and user interface enhancements, and resulting in the fastest Firefox ever. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

  • Integration with Windows: Firefox now has improved Windows icons, and uses native user interface widgets in the browser and in web forms.

  • Integration with the Mac: the new Firefox theme makes toolbars, icons, and other user interface elements look like a native OS X application. Firefox also uses OS X widgets and supports Growl for notifications of completed downloads and available updates. A combined back and forward control make it even easier to move between web pages.

  • Integration with Linux: Firefox's default icons, buttons, and menu styles now use the native GTK theme.

  • Places Organizer: view, organize and search through all of your bookmarks, tags, and browsing history with multiple views and smart folders to store your frequent searches. Create and restore full backups whenever you want.

  • Speed: improvements to our JavaScript engine as well as profile guided optimizations have resulted in continued improvements in performance. Compared to Firefox 2, web applications like Google Mail and Zoho Office run twice as fast in Firefox 3 Beta 5, and the popular SunSpider test from Apple shows improvements over previous releases.

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And just yesterday, Firefox 3's First Release Candidate was brought to public. Wondering how good this news is? Check out and have a peak of Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1.

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