Mozilla's Firefox browser hit version 16 today, bringing with it a new feature called incremental garbage collection. Mozilla said that it has worked on this major feature for over a year and that it will improve performance in responsiveness as well as smoothness.
"Rather than do a 500 millisecond garbage collection, an incremental collector might divide the work into fifty slices, each taking 10ms to complete. In between the slices, Firefox is free to respond to mouse clicks and draw animations," Mozilla wrote in a blog.
Download Firefox 16 from the links below: