- by Martin Kaba
- on Thu Feb 14, 2008
Firefox lovers can now test the latest Firefox 3 Beta 3 release. This is release available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms and it comes in over 30 different languages.
It will be interesting to try out its new features and changes, and give feedback to the Mozilla Developer team. These new features include;
- Improved security features such as: better presentation of website classentity and security including support for Extended Valclassation (EV) SSL certificates, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager.
- Improved ease of use through: easier add-on discovery and installation, improved download manager search and progress indication in the status bar, resumable downloading, full page zoom, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.
- Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that uses an algorithm based on site visit recency and frequency (called “frecency”) to provide better matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
- Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 350 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint.
You’ll find more on these new features in the release notes.