Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:28 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The Mozilla development community has rolled out the latest beta of its Firefox 3.6 browser. In addition to the usual round of bug fixes, Firefox 3.6 beta version 5, comes with a number of new features and performance enhancements. The browser offers the ability for users to easily reskin the browsers with a new visual theme. The new version can also run scripts asynchronously, which should speed load times of pages that have multiple scripts. The new release also aims to appease cutting-edge developers, with support for various new standards."
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Linux speed improvements!
by Elv13 on Fri 18th Dec 2009 18:21 UTC
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I upgraded yesterday from 3.5 and yes, for the first time, you can feel those "speed improvements", page load faster, switching tabs with more than 20 open cause no delay at all (except gmail, but that was predictable) and it just feel fast, just as chrome.

3.6 will be a great release, 3.7 with multi process (if it is not delayed, they are behind schedule on that one) will be even better.

XUL-ui is great for hackers like me, having a DOM structure available right away is the best thing you can have to extend the interface and skin it with CSS.

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