Firefox 13 final is available for download now, a day early of its official release, for the three major platforms: Windows, Linux and Mac. As we previously mentioned for the beta release several weeks ago, you won’t be finding any major changes. Probably one of the top changes is that Mozilla’s web browser now doesn’t restore tabs at launch, according to the team this will help to speed-up the start-up time of the browser. If you’re looking to restore your last session, you still can by going to the history menu.
There is a new start-up page (about:home) with shortcuts to different places of Firefox such as, Downloads, Bookmarks, Sync, Settings, and more. And finally, when you open a new tab a grid with your most visited websites will be displayed, just like Internet Explorer and Chrome have been doing for many years now. The most significant change under the hood is SPDY (pronounced ‘speedy’), which is a new protocol that is now enabled by default and will help with performance while browsing the Internet. If you are running version 13 beta, you may want to update now from the links below.