Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 released
Mozilla Firefox is a web-browser that does not need much of an introduction, it is being used by about 30% of internet users around the world and it is one the the fastest and most compatible browsers ever developed.
The latest stable version of Firefox is Version 3.6.
Lately Mozilla has been developing a newer version – Mozilla Firefox 4.0, and the first beta version is was released on the 6th of July 2010, and you can download it from here
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 1
These are some of the new features you can expect to see in Firefox 4:
- A new look : This latest version looks different than it’s predecessors and not only does it look good, it has a much easier user friendly interface too.
- Tabs on top by default – The older versions of Firefox (3.6 and lower) did not have the feature of having their tabs on top, but since most modern browsers have their tabs on top Mozilla has decided to go with having their tabs on the top. but you can always disable this feature if you do not like it.
- The Reload and Stop buttons have been merged onto a single button – The previous version had two separate buttons for Reload and Stop, which used up more space on the user interface, a single button means you get a longer address bar 🙂
- A new add-ons and extension manager.
- Support for HD video formats like HTML5 and WebM.
- Crash protection: If one of the plugins that are being used crashes, the crash would not affect the rest of Firefox, just hit refresh to restart the plugin and try again. Commonly used plugins include Adobe Flash and Apple Quicktime.
Download the beta version and try it out for yourself; it looks really cool and its awesome under the hood. Also please do give your feedback to Mozilla and help them to develop a faster, much secure product. Click on Feedback (you can see it on the right of the search bar) and tell Mozilla why Firefox 4 made you happy or made you sad, but we are pretty sure that it made you happy 🙂
Mozilla has plans to release the final stable version of Firefox 4 by November 2010, it’s going to be worth the wait.