SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Mozilla has released Firefox 20 for PCs and Android mobile devices with improved private browsing and a redesigned download manager.
Mozilla's Firefox web browser continues on its rapid release schedule, and with the launch of Firefox 20. Mozilla has included the usual batch of security fixes, a number of tools for web developers and in terms of new features, Firefox 20 allows users to have private browsing tabs in multple windows and has a new download manager.
With Firefox 20, Mozilla has added the ability for multiple browser windows to have private browsing tabs, whereas previously only one window could have such a tab. The firm also improved the browser's download manager, allowing users to search files and manage files, though aside from displaying downloads in similarly to web browsing history, the change seems largely a superficial one.
In terms of security fixes, Mozilla says it has fixed 11 vulnerabilities it termed critical including one for WebGL that affects Linux systems that use the Mesa driver, a pretty common combination. The firm also cited performance improvements in page load times and support for blend modes in HTML5's canvas tag.
The continued development of Mozilla's Firefox web browser has become even more important in recent months, as Opera recently announced it will move its web browser to the Webkit rendering engine, the same engine used by Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari. Mozilla will continue using Gecko, while Microsoft will continue to develop its closed source Trident rendering engine.
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