Download of the day: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

by on December 9, 2008 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED December 9, 2008

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Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Welcome Screen

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Welcome Screen


Firefox 3.1 beta 2 has been released and available for download. Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is available in over 50 languages as a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes:

  • Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 7 months.
  • This beta is now available in 54 languages - get your local version.
  • Added a new Private Browsing Mode.
  • Added functions to make it easy to clear recent history by time as well as remove all traces of a website.
  • New support for web worker threads.
  • The new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is on by default for web content.
  • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Removed the new tab-switching behavior based on feedback from users
  • Support for new web technologies such as the and elements, the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, CSS 2.1 and 3 properties, SVG transforms and offline applications.

=> Download Firefox 3.1 beta 2

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1 1fastbullet December 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Maybe THIS one will fix more than it breaks. That would be a change in and of itself.

2 GOAway December 10, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Just learned about the new Geolocation API Specification – thanks for sharing!

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