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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 for April 4, 2012
By Anthony Garreffa from Apr 4, 2012 @ 6:26 CDT

Our Download of the Day is Firefox 12.0 Beta 3.




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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