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Firefox 13 Comes Online Early, Now Available for Download

Mozilla continues its torrid pace of releasing new versions of Firefox. Not scheduled for release until tomorrow, what appears to be a final version of Firefox 13 has appeared online.

New features and changes include:

  • When opening a new tab, users are now presented with their most visited pages
  • The default home page now has quicker access to bookmarks, history, settings, and more
  • SPDY protocol now enabled by default for faster browsing on supported sites
  • Restored background tabs are not loaded by default for faster startup
  • Smooth scrolling is now enabled by default

See the full release notes for more.

Grab the download for your platform: WindowsMac, and Linux

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  • NuclearShadow
    They must have fixed it, the link appears to lead to version 12 and when going to download it again says 12.
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  • A Bad Day
    I was expecting more updates, but at least Mozilla is on schedule unlike their FF4.
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  • A Bad Day
    Bah, I meant more features wit the FF13 compared to FF12. Where's that edit button?
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  • livebriand
    Now if it were as fast as chrome and had tabs as separate processes, I'd consider switching back to it. However, nowadays, it simply can't compete well with Chrome.
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  • nope. too lazy to download it now. I wait for ff14 next week.
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  • whimseh
    Nah, I'll stick to Chrome :)
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  • nuvon
    Most visited web site?....oh no! that means I have to hide the screen every time I start FF when someone is with me... :)
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  • hawkwindeb
    cantcatchupwithfirefoxnope. too lazy to download it now. I wait for ff14 next week.Ha, but I thought it was a new version every other day (sarcasm)
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  • Yes, but it seems the only major browser that values privacy. That's worth a lot. I switched back from Chrome to Firefox!
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  • math1337
    Restored background tabs are not loaded by default for faster startup
    Smooth scrolling is now enabled by default

    WTF. Who decided on this crap?
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