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Firefox 3.6 is Officially Ready for Download

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 37 comments

Get ready for a newer, fresher Firefox.

After a number of beta and release candidates, Mozilla has finally let loose the latest version of Firefox, bringing the free browser up to version 3.6.

For Firefox users, the latest version has one obvious reason to upgrade – speed. Mozilla says that its newest browser is more than 20 percent faster than Firefox 3.5.

Other new things in Firefox 3.6 include:

  • Personas: Personalize the look of your Firefox by selecting new themes called Personas in a single click and without a restart
  • Plugin Updater: To keep you safe from potential security vulnerabilities, Firefox will now detect out of date plugins
  • Stability improvements: Firefox 3.6 significantly decreased crashes caused by third party software – all without sacrificing our extensibility in any way
  • Form Complete: When filling out an online form, Firefox suggests information for fields based on your common answers in similar field
  • Performance: Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time
  • Open Video and Audio: With the world’s best implementation of HTML 5 audio and video support, now video can be displayed full screen and supports poster frames

Check out this video for more:

Firefox 3.6 New Features

Download Firefox 3.6 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux here.

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    NapoleonDK , January 21, 2010 8:58 PM
    Hawt!
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    sinless , January 21, 2010 8:59 PM
    So far, so good.
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    eternalkp , January 21, 2010 9:01 PM
    very nice.
    luv it
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    TheDuke , January 21, 2010 9:30 PM
    it feels snappier or maybe its just my mind playing tricks
    all add-ons are still compatible
    so far so good
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    maximus20895 , January 21, 2010 10:17 PM
    I think the personas were an attempt to compete with chrome.
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    radiowars , January 21, 2010 10:37 PM
    omg.... I want that sweater vest.
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    Onyx2291 , January 21, 2010 10:50 PM
    Thanks for the heads up. Updating as I type.
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    mianmian , January 21, 2010 10:56 PM
    Youtube does not support the video features of FF 3.6 yet.
    Are there any site for this feature?
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    shugge , January 21, 2010 10:56 PM
    Am I the only one that thinks 3.6 har a lot of bugs? It has already crashed serveral times on my pc..
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    doomtomb , January 21, 2010 11:21 PM
    Nice, I like it
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    jrharbort , January 21, 2010 11:23 PM
    The claims seem to be correct so far. Benchmarking with peacekeeper shows 27% improvement over 3.5.7.
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    ben850 , January 21, 2010 11:50 PM
    wow it's actually noticeably faster.
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    deadlockedworld , January 21, 2010 11:50 PM
    These themes are way better than the Chrome themes!!
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    roldy , January 21, 2010 11:56 PM
    Ive been using the beta/RC's and I do have2 say: Slick! Ive been a firefox user for a couple years now and its just getting better imo. Im tempted to say, even though evolutionary, this is the best browser ive used to date.
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    phnguyen89 , January 21, 2010 11:58 PM
    20% of slow is still slow. Can't you work on the speed now instead of some persona crap?
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    Shadow703793 , January 22, 2010 12:25 AM
    Upgraded main FireFox to 3.6. Upgraded RC to 3.7a1pre (Minefield) :D 

    For those interested: http://www.wg9s.com/mozilla/firefox/
    Note: Minefield (FF's dev branch) is Alpha code!
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    aford10 , January 22, 2010 12:48 AM
    The best just got better! +1 for Mozilla.
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    saint19 , January 22, 2010 12:58 AM
    Downloading now to test tomorrow. I love firefox, Chrome and Safari.
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    footsoldier , January 22, 2010 3:37 AM
    saint19Downloading now to test tomorrow. I love firefox, Chrome and Safari.


    U using all 3 browsers? What for?

    Btw, 3.6 rocks!
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    haunted one , January 22, 2010 4:29 AM
    I love chrome's simplicity and love Firefox's speed. The solution?

    Firefox 3.6 + Chrome theme! :D 

    It looks just like Chrome LOL
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