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Download of the Day: Firefox 12.0 Beta 5

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

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Apr 13, 2012 11:30 am

Our Download of the Day is Firefox 12.0 Beta 5.

 

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Experience cutting edge features but with more stability

Provide feedback to help refine and polish what will be in the final release

 

What's New:

 

Performance Enhancements: Faster startup time on Mac, Windows, and Linux

 

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

Firefox Sync: Bookmarks and passwords now sync instantly

Enhanced Font Rendering: Fonts are rendered clear and sharp

 

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 on Firefox 12.0 Beta 5 and other beta releases, as well as download them, here.

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