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Gallery: First look at proposed Firefox 4

The challenge for established browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox is that they have to slim down a bit. However, that’s easier said than done when you have a bunch of plug-ins, add-ons and an established user base you can’t afford to alienate.

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Mike Belzner, vice president of engineering at Firefox, delivered a Webcast outlining plans for Firefox 4. The message boils down to three words: Performance, power and personalization. Firefox needs to be fast, tidy and support new technologies such as 64-bit, Direct2D on Windows and other items.

For more, read Larry Dignan's blog. Here are some highlights - all are noted with a "things may change tag."

Credit: Mozilla

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Security

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Settings

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Security

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Risks and gaps for users.

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Firefox reasearch milestones

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Firefox 4 themes

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Mozilla promises simple, cleaner, faster navigation.

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Every Firefox 4.0 sample page had this graphic attached.

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Plan for developers

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Platform plan

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Platform plan

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Platform plan

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