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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.

Download of the day: Opera Browser Software 9.50

Opera browser software version 9.50 has been released and available for download. From the release note:

We've made the fastest browser in the world even faster with superior support for Web standards. Opera 9.5 is quicker to start, faster at loading Web pages and better at running your favorite Web applications.

* More than 2x faster than Opera 9.2 in rendering JavaScript and HTML
* Faster handling of third party plug-ins
* Much faster start up time
* Superior support for Web standards

Personally, I'm more interested in Opera Dragonfly upcoming developer tool, which makes developing using Opera easier than ever, both on your computer and mobile phone.. It includes:

  • Debug javaScript
  • Inspect CSS and the DOM
  • View any errors and much more.

See complete feature list here online:

Download Opera 9.50