Mozilla has made available for download Firefox 3.6 revision 5.
There's little doubt that Firefox is the catalyst that's made everybody's browser a better tool. So even if you aren't using Firefox as your default browser (as I do ... by default is Google Chrome), it's still worth keeping an eye on.
Firefox 3.6 is a minor update, but it still brings to the table some cool stuff. Here's a listing of what's new:
- [NEW] Made some changes to how we allow third party software to integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.
- [NEW] This beta is available in more than 70 languages - get your local version.
- More than 100 bug fixes from the last beta to improve performance, stability, security and features.
- The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- Users can now change their browser's appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas.
- Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
- Support for the WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.
Performance still dominates the headlines, but it's also good to see Mozilla building in more crash-resistance into the browser, as well as adding a feature that keeps an eye out for outdated plugins.