Thursday, 16 June 2011

Firefox 4 nearly ready, but IE9 may be faster

Mozilla Foundation announced the release of Firefox 4 RC1, earlier this week. This is a statement full advantage, and can be turned to release to the final with no further changes, especially if Mozilla is keen to steal some thunder from the imminent arrival of the Internet Explorer 9, which Microsoft has confirmed only will be available starting on Monday.

Firefox 4 will, like its competitors, are much lighter in weight than the current version (3.6), which ensures better performance. Such as chromium and IE9, has been redesigned user interface to maximize screen real estate to view web pages. Will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

There are no significant changes from the last release (Beta 12), and Mozilla seems to have concentrated their efforts on identifying impurities, as well as tweaking the performance and compatibility. It was a few months ago frustrating for Firefox 4, was postponed as the original version of the planning for a number of times as programmers have struggled to secure the code - a 12-beta versions, made over 7000 fixes.

Early indications suggest that Internet Explorer 9 will be faster than Firefox - a major coup for Microsoft in its attempts to regain market share. Firefox fans will, however, pleased to see that version 4 is much faster than its predecessor on the spot. Mozilla also plans to change the development cycle to move forward in order to accelerate the development feature, even Firefox, 5, 6 and 7 are likely to be released by the end of the year.


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