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Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Available for Download

New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback include:

* A new Private Browsing Mode that allows you to browse without Firefox storing any traces of where you've been - perfect for online holiday shopping!

* New functions that make it easy to remove the history of your past few hours of browsing, or remove all traces of a website.

* New support for web worker threads.

* The new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is now on by default for web content.

* Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.

* Removed the new tab-switching & preview behavior based on feedback from Beta 1 users

* Support for new web technologies such as the <video> and <audio> elements, the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, CSS 2.1 and 3 properties, SVG transforms and offline applications.

* This beta is now available in 54 languages - get your local version and let us know if it looks right.

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verb3k3273d ago

It's blazingly faster than FF3 !!

MerkinMax3272d ago

...that allows you to browse without Firefox storing any traces of where you've been - perfect for online holiday shopping...AND PORN!

Keele3272d ago

Sorry Firefox, Opera is faster.

PopEmUp3272d ago

my @$$ yeh? please be serious

Keele3272d ago

I am serious. Firefox is slow as hell, even Chrome is faster. Only thing Firefox is faster than is IE but everything is faster than that.

Thing is, most people only know the existence of Firefox so they think it's the best/fastest/whatever else browser in the world but there are so many other browsers you've never even heard of and some are better than firefox.

verb3k3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

LOL @ Keele
The creator of JavaScript is a Firefox developer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

PopEmUp3271d ago

you mean the other way around, like everything is faster and better than IE. Chrome is still in beta stage and it still way better than ie in many ways.

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TheIneffableBob3272d ago

3.1 beta 2 is definitely faster than 3.1 beta 1. Javascript performance is great and overall everything feels more snappy. I'm looking forward to the full release in early '09.

Crazyglues3272d ago

It's so fast... I love it.

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