Firefox 3.6, the latest version of Mozilla’s popular browser, was released Thursday. With a lots of other improvements, this version features a 20 percent speed improvement, as Mozilla claimed. This release is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform.

“Firefox 3.6  is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development since early 2009 and contains many improvements for web developers, add-on developers, and users. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Maemo”, acc. to Firefox release notes.

Few of the features in the Firefox are

  • New theme Personas, to personalize your firefox.
  • Support for more languages.
  • To keep users safe while browsing from third party softwares and out-of-date plugins.
  • Videos in full screen and supports poster frames.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
  • Support for new CSS attributes, new DOM and HTML5 specifications.

Some of the known issues with Firefox 3.6:

  • JavaScript tracing is not enabled for Web Workers, resulting in slower than usual JavaScript execution time
  • Some animated GIF files may not render properly, leaving small artifacts behind.
  • This version may give some issues in playing system sound in some flavors.

You can get this latest version – Firefox 3.6 from here.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Firefox release notes.

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