Firefox 4 Beta 7 is out with a lot of improvements

Firefox 4 just got a great boost performance and now is even faster. A new version of Firefox 4 Beta is now available for download. In the Beta 7 release you will notice that Firefox will launch faster, pages will load quicker, Web apps and games will work better, and the interaction with your favorites website will be snappier. One of the biggest news with Beta 7 is that the Add-ons APIs are now stable, developers now can feel more confident and they should start updating their Add-ons to support Firefox 4.

This is what is new in Firefox 4 Beta 7:

  • Boost in performance, now SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine has been incorporated to the JagerMonkey JIT JavaScript compiler, along with enhancements to the TraceMonkey JIT and the SpiderMonkey’s interpreter.
  • Hardware-acceleration (compositing) producing better graphics — including for Windows XP and Mac OS X –.
  • WebGL for 3D rendering graphics, without the need of extra plugins!
  • Support for OpenType fonts.
  • Improved HTML5 forms.

Plus with Firefox Sync, Panorama, App Tabs and the new Add-on Manager, will bring a much better web browsing experience.

So, how fast is the new version of Firefox. Here is the benchmark result from The Mozilla blog:

 

Video demonstration, how JavaScript performance can power, with not problems, web applications:

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Source The Mozilla Blog

Even if you are not a Firefox fan, you should test drive this new beta release. Here is the download link for Firefox 4 Beta 7, for all languages and all operating system platforms supported!

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.