Thursday, March 10

Firefox 4 Release Candidate is Here


Mozilla team has finally rolled out a release candidate of long awaited next generation web browser Firefox 4.

Firefox 4 for Linux has some great new features that include a newer and faster JägerMonkey JavaScript engine, HTML 5 support, new interface with better support for GTK themes, tab management through panorama, app tabs, WebGL support (only on some supported hardware for Linux), new Jetpack framework for add-ons, new add-on management interface, tabs on top, a single unified menu, new add-on bar, crash protection for flash, quicktime and silverlight plugins etc and of course huge performance and speed improvements over Firefox 3.x series. You can know more about features from here

If you haven't tried it yet, this is about right time to give it a shot.

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If there are no more serious issues/bugs found with the release, this may be the one and only RC before the final version is released.

Download FireFox 4 from here, extract the archive and run Firefox 4 from the folder. No need to install. To remove, simply delete the folder.

You can also download from Mozilla daily PPA (packages yet to be uploaded)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0

[some screenshots from Firefox 4 Beta 12]

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