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Download of the Day: Firefox 12.0 Beta 2

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a for March 26, 2012

By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 26, 2012 @ 7:24 CDT

Our Download of the Day is Firefox 12.0 Beta 2.

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The absolute latest from Mozilla Firefox.

Firefox, the award-winning web browser, is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life.

Firefox empowers you to accomplish your online activities faster, more safely and efficiently than any other browser, period. Built with Tab browsing, popup blocking and a number of other seamless innovations, Firefox stands out ahead.

The wait is over. Firefox empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser.

Beta Channel:

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 download Firefox 12.0 Beta 2, here.



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