MOZILLA HAS RELEASED Firefox 4 beta 3, which is the first version of the open source web browser to support multi-touch.
Multi-touch only works on the Windows 7 version of the beta 3 release, however. The Mozzarella Foundation's press release said that multi-touch features in Firebadger 4 mean that people can "interact with web content with their hands naturally".
We are not sure about this. After all using Windows 7 might not be natural and pressing the screen with greasy paws does not seem like a good way to work with the world wide web. But maybe we are just getting old.
"Developers can use multi-touch capabilities to leverage touch-enabled devices and provide people with an intuitive and fun browsing experience," Mozilla said.
One of the more amusing things that the Mozzarella Foundation wants is a few more women to test it out. Apparently 96 per cent of Firefox beta testers are blokes.
The beta can be downloaded here . It should be released to the great unwashed in November. µ
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