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Mozilla pushes back Firefox 3.6/4.0 release dates

If you've been patiently waiting for Firefox 3.6 to appear, then I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer. It seems that Mozilla has suffered a few end-of-year blues and as a result won't be releasing the new browser for a few weeks.

If you've been patiently waiting for Firefox 3.6 to appear, then I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little longer. It seems that Mozilla has suffered a few end-of-year blues and as a result won't be releasing the new browser for a few weeks.

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Firefox 3.6 is now not expected to be available for download until some point during the first quarter of 2010. This delay has also affected the release of Firefox 4.0. Originally slated for release in October of November, the browser's release has now been changed to "late 2010 or early 2011."

For those of you desperate to get your hands of Firefox 4.0, you should be able to grab the beta during the summer.

Mozilla seem to be having an increasingly harder time getting Firefox versions out of the door, after suffering serious delays shipping Firefox 3.5 (which was, initially, slated to be 3.1). Bug squashing was the reason then, and it seems to be the reason now.

Personally, I think that a delay is far perferable to a buggy release being foisted on users.

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