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Firefox 6, a first look (Gallery)

Firefox 6 is better than Firefox 5, but it doesn't compare all that well with Chrome 13 or Internet Explorer 9.
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While you can set Firefox to have a bare-essentials interface, you can also set it, as I have here, to look more like its old menu-based style. To read the full Firefox review, click here.
 
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Firefox's about:memory option makes it easy to see what's going with your memory

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In fact, Firefox can get take you quite deep into what's happening with its memory. Now, if only it would just automatically do a better job of managing memory...

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I've seen far too many crashes on Firefox 6. This has ranged from Firefox friendly sites that were confused by Firefox "6" to extensions that simply wouldn't work to, as in this shot, an Adobe Flash player crash that only happens to me with Firefox 6.

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Firefox's performance, as shown in this SunSpider JavaScript benchmark shot, is good, but not great.

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