Frankly I don’t remember the last time I downloaded a release candidate for Firefox. In fact, I don’t even know what version of Firefox I have on my Mac. Well, forgive me Firefox fans because ever since Google Chrome for Mac came out, I’ve stopped using both Safari and Firefox.
But if you’re not like me and still using Firefox whether on your Mac or PC, you might want to check out the latest release candidate that you’d probably be trying out for the last time before Mozilla officially release Firefox 3.6 is now available for download.
If you’re using Firefox 3.6 beta, the latest RC is an automatic update so you don’t have to download and install anything manually. This RC now contains 75% of the current Firefox add-ons that were updated by their authors. So, they would all work perfectly with Firefox 3.6.
New features of the Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate which you may or may not be concern with are as follow anyway:
- Users can change the browser’s appearance with a single click using Personas.
- Firefox 3.6 alerts users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
- Changes to how third-party software integrates with Firefox to increase stability.
- Improved automatic form fill provides better options from your form history.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
- Support for the WOFF font format.
- The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- Support for the HTML5 File API
- Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.
So, are you brave enough to use an unstable version of your favorite browser? I’m sure you are. You may get Firefox 3.6 RC here.
Originally posted on January 11, 2010 @ 9:23 pm