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Download of the day: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2

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

Download of the day: Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1

Mozilla has released Firefox 3.1 Alpha 1 - code named Shiretoko Alpha 1 and is now available for download.

New features

=> Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
=> Text API for the <canvas> element
=> Support for using border images
=> Support for JavaScript query selectors
=> Several improvements to the Smart Location Bar
=> A new tab switching behavior

=> Download Linux version here.

You may also find my step by step easy instructions on how to install the Firefox browser under Linux useful.

Firefox 3.0 has been released and available for immediate download. Mozilla foundation is aiming to set a world record for the most downloads in 24 hours. IE's lack of compliance with web standards and security issue made Firefox more popular among the techsavy / geek users.

For past 34 month Mozilla engineers have been working and perfecting Firefox v3.0. Now almost 15% of Internet users surf the web with Firefox. Mozilla Foundation aims to try and set a world record for the most downloads in a day. It needs to beat its own record set by Firefox version 2.0. It was downloaded 1.6 million times in Oct-2006. The attempt to break the record will begin at 10:30PM IST (10:00am PDT i.e. 17:00 GMT). Good Luck, Mozilla Team!

Download FireFox Final Version 3.0 For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X

Firefox 3.0 in Action

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 picture / photo
(Fig.01: Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Picture / Screenshot [Click to Enlarge image])

Firefox final 3 working plugins:

Following plugins working without any problems :)

  • Google toolbar
  • Stumble upon toolbar
  • No script plugin
  • Firefox adblock plug and few others

Related: How to Install FireFox version 3.0 tar.gz file under Linux operating system.