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New Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 released

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 09 Dec 2008 5:32 User comments (3)

New Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 released Mozilla has released a new beta version of the popular Firefox browser. According to Mozilla Developer Center Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 includes improvements to speed, performance and compatibility. Download it and you'll also get try out couple of new and anticipated features.
The speed and performance improvements come from the updated version of Gecko layout engine and the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. TraceMonkey especially is a welcome addition as it provides a huge boost to JavaScript processing speeds. Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 also includes the new Private Browsing Mode which allows users to browse the web without leaving any traces. You can also now choose to remove the history of for example only past hour of browsing.

Download Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

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3 user comments

19.12.2008 11:31

I'll be downloading this later to give it a test drive.

29.12.2008 13:35
lynchg0p
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It's much faster and very stable. No option to put "Open new tab" icon up top anymore.....now ya' gotta move cursor all the way to the right side and click the "Plus" sign. That's tolerable.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Dec 2008 @ 13:37

317.12.2008 23:45
kubapolak
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Mozilla does it again, I hope that IE dies, and other browsers take charge with firefox in the lead.

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