Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3 available for download

Mozilla had made Firefox 3 Beta 3 available for download on 12th Feb 2008.
Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3
However, as usual Mozilla did not recommend that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 3 Beta 3 milestone release as it is intended for testing purposes only.

Well if you're not a developers or testers, you can still download the Firefox 3 Beta 3. Nothing will stop you.

Ok.
New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback from developers include:

* Improved security features such as: better presentation of website identity and security including support for Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager.
* Improved ease of use through: easier add-on discovery and installation, improved download manager search and progress indication in the status bar, resumable downloading, full page zoom, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.
* Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that uses an algorithm based on site visit recency and frequency (called “frecency”) to provide better matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
* Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, JavaScript 1.8, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support.
* Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 350 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint.

Firefox 3 Beta 3 is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in over 30 different languages.

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