Mozilla Firefox 20 Released With Sleek Download Manager, Per-window Private Browsing and Ability To Close Hanging PluginsSubmitted by admin on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 07:01
Mozilla released the final stable version of Firefox 20 for both Desktop and Android platforms. The new Firefox update features a new minimalistic, streamlined, panel-based download manager, along with H.264 decoding on the 'video' tag, and per-window private browsing (per-tab private browsing on Android). Apart, from these new features the update features performance improvements around common browser tasks (like page-load, downloads and shutdown), improved HTML5 support and bug-fixes. Do watch the video demonstration of the new "toolbar integrated" download manager and per-window private browsing feature with download links posted after the image below.
While there is no x64 Bit build of "Google Chrome", in my quest to look for a performance oriented 64bit native web-browser I found variations of "Mozilla Firefox" specifically optimized and compiled for 64 Bit Windows OS. Both WaterFox and PaleMoon forks features an x64 optimized firefox version for download, but since WaterFox optimizations are "only targeted" towards 64bit systems I tested Firefox x86 (32 Bit) Vs WaterFox x64 and the results are as follows.
Mozilla adapted the Google Chrome styled "rapid release cycle" and sticking to the policy has released the "Firefox 8 Final" for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android within two months of Firefox 7 Final release. The major version update includes new features to make Web browsing easier, providing users and developers more control over how they customize their Web experience.
Mozilla Firefox 7 Final is out now and feature's the much awaited MemShrink memory optimizations to the popular web-browser, the new update to Firefox 6 brings an overall faster browsing experience to users by offering faster speeds when opening new tabs, enhanced performance when lots of tabs are open and during long Web browsing sessions that last hours or days, more responsive clicking on menu items and buttons on websites, lower memory consumption (see comparison between Firefox 6 and Firefox 7 before and after update with same tabs and load).
Apart from the memory and speed enhancements - this release also features new tools which are designed to make it easier for developers to build speedy Web experiences for users. A new version of hardware-accelerated Canvas, W3C navigation timing spec API (allowing developers to measure page load time and other related crucial factors) and a brand new Telemetry tool to collect performance data across userbase for improving the browser performance further are also included.
Mozilla has adopted the Rapid-release strategy with new major browser version number release channels for each version (alpha, beta and stable) of it's Firefox web-browser, sticking to the plan Mozilla has made Firefox 6 Final (stable channel) and Firefox 7 Beta 1 (Beta Channel) available publicly to Windows, Mac and Linux users.
Click "Read More" link to access direct download links for both Firefox 6 Final and Firefox 7 Beta 1.
While the official announcement of Mozilla Firefox 5 Final release is still not made, as happened in the past the Firefox 5 Final release build is already available on official Mozilla FTP servers, open to public access. The official scheduled date for Firefox 5 launch is after two days on 21st June, but the download is now online so nobody is stopping us to enjoy it before release date.
Direct download links for Firefox 5 Windows, Linux and Mac versions, change-log and a memory usage comparison to Firefox 4 posted after the jump.
Final build for Mozilla's major update of their web-browser Firefox 4 will officially get revealed on 22 March, but as expected the build had already made it's way to Mozilla's official FTP servers and can be downloaded right now.
Firefox 4 Public Beta 5 is finally landed and can be downloaded from the direct links provided below, the latest beta build of upcoming major update to Firefox features a brand new “Firefox Menu Button” which will be replacing the Menu Bar saving screen estate coupled with other new features as listed below.