THE OPEN SOURCE Mozilla Foundation has signed off on the latest Beta 8 release of its upcoming web browser, Firefox 4.
This version was supposed to be a quick update to the feature-complete Beta 7 release, but it came out with a lot more changes. It has 1,415 bugfixes, a better add-ons manager and improved WebGL support.
Mozzarella is likely to put out at least two more betas before Firefox 4 is completely cooked. Firefox 4 Beta 9 is currently being developed on the nightly builds.
According to the release notes, Firefox Sync is now simplified and easier to set up. To sync web browser data with another computer you will have to use three codes to be provided by a new Firefox device, which will also need to be entered on a Firefox device that is already synced.
Other updates include a much sleeker add-ons manager as well as expanded and accelerated WebGL support that highlights the future game and animation capabilities that will be in Fireferret.
Mozilla is now asking users to try out the Firefox 4 Beta. We had a look at it this morning and at first glance it appears to be a more polished competitor to Google's Chrome web browser. µ
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