The Scoop on Firefox 4

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Mozilla Firefox 4, finally made available for public download. This brand new version delivers lightning fast speed with an intuitive and artistically customizable browser design.

Mozilla Firefox 4 Features

Fastest Firefox Version to Date:

Speed and performance, Firefox is more than six times faster previous releases. With improved start-up and page load times, quick and improved web applications performance with hardware accelerated graphics, Firefox is totally optimized for interactive websites

New Streamlined Interface:

App Tabs Provides a permanent place to keep all your frequently visited sites, like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Web Mail, Flickr, etc.

Panorama:

Drag and drop Tabs into much more manageable groups to save lots of time while navigating with multiple open Tabs.

Switch to Tab: Find and switch easily to any open Tab from your Browser Bar without needing to open duplicate Tabs.

Secure Synchronization:

Firefox Sync: Access your Browser Bar history, Bookmarks, Passwords Open Tabs and Form Data across multiple computers and Mobile Devices.

New Add-ons Manager:

Easily discover and install well over 200,000 add-ons to fully customize all features and functionality of your Firefox Browser.

Privacy and Security:

Firefox is taking the lead for the Web towards a universal standard. The Do Not Track feature allows users to opt out of tracking used for personal behavioral advertising.

Firefox puts your privacy as priority, fixing many of the flaws for some Web standards to prevent anyone from accessing your browser history.

HTTP Strict Transport Security:

Firefox automatically establishes secure connections to stop the man-in-the-middle attacks to keep your sensitive files and data safe from interception during the login process.

Content Security Policy:

Prevents cross scripting attacks by allowing sites to explicitly instruct the browser whether the content you’re trying to access is legitimate or not.

Web Developers Tools:

Firefox gives you uninterrupted browsing when there is a crash with the Adobe Flash Player, Apple QuickTime Player and MS Silverlight plug-ins. If one of these plug-ins freezes or crashes, it won’t affect the rest of Firefox. just reload the page to restart the plug-in.

The HTML5 support in Firefox includes hardware accelerated, high-def video WebM, 3D graphics, with off-line data storage, true professional typography, touch-screen interfaces and the Mozilla Audio API for creating exciting visual experiences for sound or music.

Firefox 4 also improves existing tools such as CSS, SVG and Canvas to enable developers to make feature rich Web pages easily.

The JavaScript engine incorporates the new JagerMonkey JIT compiler, with many enhancements to the existing TraceMonkey JIT, as well as SpiderMonkey’s interpreter for much faster page loading speed and better performance of Games and Web Apps.

Note:

Firefox 4 is many times Javascript user-friendly than previous versions. Firefox gives you Mozilla Sync, which can provide faster speed for browser usage. Allowing you to save the data on your browser then transfer it to any other computer or Mobile Device. Hands down a much better way than the old methods of sending passwords to yourself via email or text messages, or even writing it down somewhere.

Since Firefox 4 official release, and as of the date and time this article was published, Mozilla claims it has already been downloaded well over 7,000,000 times. With 4.7 million downloads alone in the first 24 hours!

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