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21 December 2007

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

Firefox 3 beta 2 is available for download and testing purposes. Firefox 3 Beta 2 includes approximately 900 improvements over the previous beta, including fixes for stability, performance, memory usage, platform enhancements and user interface improvements. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

Some of the improvements :

  • Clicking on the favicon now gives information on the site owner
  • Firefox now informs anti-virus software when downloading executable files
  • Better password management
  • Download manager further improved from beta 1
  • Resumable downloading (there is a God after all)
  • Text selection improvements (word by word, paragraph, multiple text selection)
  • Better integration with Vista, Mac and Linux
  • Single-click bookmark adding
  • Web applications, such as Gmail, can now handle mailto: links
  • Major architectural changes which should result in a speedier performance
  • 300 memory leaks plugged (a very important fix that should hopefully reduce those slowdowns to a distant memory)
Download: Beta | Firefox 2 | Web

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