Firefox 3.6 is Almost Done, RC1 Download Here

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    * Firefox 3.6 alerts users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.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

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • james_8970
    To mention about memory leaks.... Urg, I'm about ready to change to a new browser because of this issue alone.
  • james_8970
    No mention of a memory leak fix, urg. I'm about ready to switch to a new browser because of this issue alone.
  • gamerjames
    ^The above proves there is a need for an edit button.
  • steiner666
    great, then i'll have to wait for all my add-ons to get updated yet again. yay.
  • jerther
    Yes, we're using that picture again.
    You're reading my mind.. Yet, I'm still not tired of it... :)
  • deathmustard
    Been using Firefox sense 0.3 Will always be my browser of choice.
  • sliem
    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.
  • sunflier
    Please, let if fix time-outs/lock-ups with FF3.5.7! I expect that from IE but no FF Sheesh!!
  • gsacks
    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.
  • JohnnyLucky
    I'm just about done with my new build. I think I'll give Firefox a try just to see what its like.