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Mozilla 64-bit Firefox Developer Edition for Windows

As expected Mozilla has now unveiled the Developer Edition of 64-bit Firefox for Windows (v 38). The 64-bit build allows users to get a more richer, desktop-quality app experience in the web-browser, the 64bit version of the browser allows running of larger applications, better performance, and increased security vs it's 32bit sibling.

Mozilla 64-bit Firefox

Mozilla Finally Brings Multi-process And 64-bit Firefox

As blogged earlier after Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, our beloved Firefox web-browser is also coming with multi-process support. To make things even sweeter Mozilla has also announced an official 64bit version of the web-browser for Windows OS, although this was unofficially available as Waterfox.

Firefox Multi Process

Restore The Classic Look In Firefox 29

While I personally liked the minimalistic approach of the new Fireox 29 interface (named Australis) some might not, for the haters we have the new free addon "Classic Theme Restorer" which will give you the look and feel of the "good old days". The free Firefox addon restores squared tabs, appbutton/appmenu (known from Firefox for Windows), bookmarks menu button, bookmarks sidebar button, history sidebar button and other buttons from Firefox 4-28 (non-Australis) on Firefox 29+ (Austalis UI - Windows, MacOSX, Linux), all buttons remain fully optional. Some of them have to be moved to toolbars manually using browsers 'customize' area.

Classic Theme Restorer

Multiprocess Firefox For Better Security And Performance

Internet Explorer 8 was the very first web-browser to utilize separate processes followed by Google Chrome, the separation of UI and multiple “content” processes to host web-content results in better security and performance. Using separate content processes allows them to be properly sandboxed enhancing security and will also result in better UI responsiveness as the browser UI would not be affected by poor performance of content processes.

Although the underlying Gecko platform on which Firefox runs supports multiple processes, the Firefox frontend is not designed to use them. Work to make the frontend support multiple processes began in early 2013, and fruits of the work are now available in Nightly builds of the browser. The new multi-process Firefox will make it a more stable web-browser, a crash in “content” process will not kill the entire browser and will show something like below telling which tab crashed allowing them to be reloaded.

Multiprocess Firefox

Firefox Beats All To Get Crown Of Being The Most Stable Web-browser

After taking the crown for being the "fastest web-browser" in the latest 2013 Tom's Hardware benchmarks, the free and open-source web-browser Firefox grabbed another feather for it's cap by being the most stable of the lot. Sauce Labs an automated selenium unit testing service provider, crunched their data of more then 55+ million test runs and plotted the web-browser crash rate letting users a glimpse into the most stable and most crash-prone web-browser as shown below.

Firefox 22 Takes The Crown For World's Fastest Web-browser

Firefox 22 has taken the crown of being the world's fastest web-browser from Google Chrome in the latest authoritative benchmarks carried out by TomsHardware. The comprehensive web-browser benchmark uses geometric mean of various performance and non-performance metrics to score the final result.

Mozilla Firefox 22 Released With Amazing Native 3D Gaming, Video Calls and File Sharing Functionality

Mozilla Firefox 22 is out now in Release channel and brings some amazing feature's to the open-source web-browser. Using a supercharged subset of JavaScript (asm.js) developers are creating high-intensity applications, like 3D games and photo processing to be consumed directly on the Web without having to install additional software or use any plugins at native performance levels. Mozilla Firefox 22 now supports asm.js via a cross-compiler which can emit asm.js, paving way for consumption of these high-performance native applications on the web-browser. Mozilla also shared a video showing Unreal Engine 3 demonstration using this JavaScript technology performing at-par the native speed.

Firefox Games

Mozilla Firefox 20 Released With Sleek Download Manager, Per-window Private Browsing and Ability To Close Hanging Plugins

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.

Mozilla Firefox 20

Favkeeper - Free, cross browser bookmark synching with cloud backup

Synchronized web-browsing across devices is a common feature amongst modern web-browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the ability to have in-sync web-browsing history and other settings is definitely a must have feature considering we have many computing devices including desktop, laptop, mobiles and tablets nowadays.

However very useful, the built-in feature only allows users to sync between same web-browser, and if you are looking to get your bookmarks synced across multiple browsers and devices free utility and cloud service FavKeeper is the solution. FavKeeper allows users to not only have cross-browser bookmark synching but also unlimited free cloud backup.

Firemin - The ultimate tool to fix Firefox memory leaks and optimize usage

Firemin LogoFirefox high memory consumption is one of the biggest challenges this popular, open-source project, has faced in tough browser wars, while there have been quite a few attempts to make the web-browser optimized with forks and utilities and Mozilla foundation even addressed the "memory leakage" issue with targeted efforts like MemShrink - the results were promising but nothing very exciting.

Enter "Firemin" - the free, handy, little, portable application which magically shrinked my Firefox memory usage 188 times within seconds (see comparison picture below) of launching. You simply launch the application and it eliminates all Firefox memory leaks, including the one's caused by extensions.

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