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Firefox 3.6 Released

firefoxlogo.pngFirefox 3.6 has been released after several months of testing. 3.6 runs on the latest version of Gecko, the layout engine that Firefox uses, which should improve performance. It has also been designed to work on small device operating systems, such as Nokia’s Maemo.

Other new features in 3.6 include:

  • “Available in more than 70 languages…
  • Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
  • Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
  • Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time.
  • The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
  • Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
  • Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
  • Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
  • Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.”

A complete list of changes and new features can be found at

Firefox 3.6 can be downloaded from or by checking for updates within the browser if you have not already been prompted to update.

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