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Download of the Day: Firefox 12.0 Beta 3

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Apr 4, 2012 11:26 am

Our Download of the Day is Firefox 12.0 Beta 3.

 

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New stuff in Firefox 12.0 Beta 3 includes:

 

  • Performance Enhancements: Faster startup time on Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • Firefox Sync: Bookmarks and passwords now sync instantly
  • Enhanced Font Rendering: Fonts are rendered clear and sharp

 

Optimized Memory Use:

 

  • Improved memory management: For many users, memory use is reduced by 30 percent or more, responsiveness is enhanced
  • The JavaScript garbage collector runs frequently to free up more memory when Firefox is idle

 

On top of that, we have new platform features and developer tools:

 

Telemetry: Users can opt-in for automatic memory usage, performance testing and reporting to help improve future versions Firefox

Web timing spec: Measure performance characteristics of websites as users experience them

Azure Direct2D for Canvas: Canvas-based animations on the Web are dramatically faster

 

You can read more about, and download, the latest Firefox beta's here.

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