Mozilla Firefox will be watched quite closely since now more than 1 in 4 people use theFirefox browser. The browser wars are back with Chrome browser leap frogging overSafari and is now the 3rd most used browser.
Firefox 3.6 beta version has had a new and I thought I would let your know what is new with this version. If you already have Firefox 3.6, the new upgrade will be done automatically from your browser. If you are using a version lower than Firefox 3.6you might want to download it from their beta website.
- The new upgrade support 5 File API. This means its possible for allowing user to select a local file using HTML. This means it can be done using HTML inputelement or using drag and drop.
- Scripts will be run asynchronously which essentially makes the speed of the browser a lot faster. Even though I have not testing the browser for speed, but I did seem a marked difference in speed after I upgraded.
- Firefox 3.6 will proactively alert you about out of date plugins.
- It also promises better support for CSS, HTML5 and .
I started using the upgraded browser and its been a few hours. I must say when opening multiple tabs I found it better than . I usually end up opening over 10 tabs. Also there has not been a crash.
It is still early days but it’s definite that Firefox will keep eating into Explorer’smarket share right through December.
Let me know if you have more details and interesting facts about Firefox 3.6 throughyour comments.