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Firefox 3.6 is Almost Done, RC1 Download Here

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Yes, we're using that picture again.

Congratulations Firefox 3.5, you're the most popular browser version in the world… until the next one comes out, that is, and that will be very soon now!

Over the weekend, Mozilla released what could be the final version of Firefox 3.6. Those who have been running the Firefox 3.6 beta will notice that your browser will have updated itself to the Release Candidate. Before reaching this milestone, Firefox 3.6 went through five beta versions.

Mozilla says that this new release candidate may update itself periodically, and will eventually be exactly the same as the final Firefox 3.6 release itself.

New upgrades in Firefox 3.6 over 3.5 are:

    * 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    * Firefox 3.6 alerts users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.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.

    * Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.

    * 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.

Grab the download right here.

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    gamerjames , January 11, 2010 5:53 PM
    ^The above proves there is a need for an edit button.
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    gsacks , January 11, 2010 6:16 PM
    sliemComments from users must not be editable by anyone except moderators.It's just not right.


    Huh? No offense intended, but that is a very silly remark. There are plenty of sites that allow logged in users to edit their own comments. And not all boards are moderated.
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    james_8970 , January 11, 2010 5:50 PM
    To mention about memory leaks.... Urg, I'm about ready to change to a new browser because of this issue alone.
  • 4 Hide
    james_8970 , January 11, 2010 5:51 PM
    No mention of a memory leak fix, urg. I'm about ready to switch to a new browser because of this issue alone.
  • 16 Hide
    gamerjames , January 11, 2010 5:53 PM
    ^The above proves there is a need for an edit button.
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    steiner666 , January 11, 2010 5:58 PM
    great, then i'll have to wait for all my add-ons to get updated yet again. yay.
  • 2 Hide
    jerther , January 11, 2010 6:01 PM
    Quote:
    Yes, we're using that picture again.

    You're reading my mind.. Yet, I'm still not tired of it... :) 
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    deathmustard , January 11, 2010 6:08 PM
    Been using Firefox sense 0.3 Will always be my browser of choice.
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    sliem , January 11, 2010 6:10 PM
    Comments from users must not be editable by anyone except moderators.
    It's just not right. If you make a typo, chance is everyone knows what you were meaning to say/type.

    That picture: yes, it's very nice :) .

    Firefox 3.6: awesome, can't wait. I like google but firefox is better imo than chrome.
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    sunflier , January 11, 2010 6:11 PM
    Please, let if fix time-outs/lock-ups with FF3.5.7! I expect that from IE but no FF Sheesh!!
  • 11 Hide
    gsacks , January 11, 2010 6:16 PM
    sliemComments from users must not be editable by anyone except moderators.It's just not right.


    Huh? No offense intended, but that is a very silly remark. There are plenty of sites that allow logged in users to edit their own comments. And not all boards are moderated.
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    JohnnyLucky , January 11, 2010 6:17 PM
    I'm just about done with my new build. I think I'll give Firefox a try just to see what its like.
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    i_like_pie , January 11, 2010 6:21 PM
    another update??? is anyone else growing tired of these waaayy too frequent updates?? starting to annoy me like advertisement pop-ups. I guess I could just uninstall it . . . ok rant over
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    jerther , January 11, 2010 6:42 PM
    i_like_pieanother update??? is anyone else growing tired of these waaayy too frequent updates?? starting to annoy me like advertisement pop-ups. I guess I could just uninstall it . . . ok rant over

    I do, but I also can set them up so that they don't happen too often... Freedom they call it :) 
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    huron , January 11, 2010 6:50 PM
    I honestly don't mind the updates. It's not like you can't hang on to an older version if you want to.

    I'm always interested in what has been improved - I've rarely been disappointed by firefox and its updates.
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    CrashOverride90 , January 11, 2010 6:50 PM
    sliemComments from users must not be editable by anyone except moderators.It's just not right. If you make a typo, chance is everyone knows what you were meaning to say/type.That picture: yes, it's very nice .Firefox 3.6: awesome, can't wait. I like google but firefox is better imo than chrome.


    Agreed. Chrome is light weight - maybe too light weight. It just doesn't feel right using chrome. I have all my cool extensions on firefox! I have to admit though chrome is catching up on extensions with the latest beta but there are some pages which still has issue with chrome. Also I hate that chrome doesn't give a warning before closing multiple tabs.
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    drowned , January 11, 2010 7:00 PM
    Personally I like living on the absolute cutting edge and go with 3.7 prealpha...Wicked fast IMO even against Chrome 4 beta. Regarding the addon incompatibilities with new versions...just install the Nightly Tester Tools addon and it will allow you to override the compatibility checks. Every addon I have works well with 3.7 anyways.
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    elasticman , January 11, 2010 7:06 PM
    i agree,what about memory leaks?!?!
    that is one big problem FF has
  • 0 Hide
    TunaSoda , January 11, 2010 7:10 PM
    Isn't the winamp browser the best?
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    sliem , January 11, 2010 7:16 PM
    Wth, winamp browser?
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    Gin Fushicho , January 11, 2010 7:21 PM
    Won't I jsut be able ot update to Firefox 3.6 after its released?

    I hate changing my settings after an install.
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    HavoCnMe , January 11, 2010 7:57 PM
    If Firefox girl comes with the DL ill get it, otherwise ill wait for the official release.
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