Today’s triage session concluded with all systems go for a Firefox 4 launch on March 22nd. We will continue to have triage sessions on a daily basis to watch for major issues; however, at this point, we’ve concluded RC1 will become Firefox 4 final.Firefox is the most popular browser for people who enjoy modding and adding plug-ins to use online. In this regard it’s very different from it’s main rival Chrome which focuses on stripped-down simplicity. Indeed the new IE9 has gone Chrome’s way so this could enable Firefox to regain some of the market share it’s lost in the last couple of years.
The final version ofd the browser will be available simultaneously for WIndows, Mac and Linux and it adds a few features that we’ve recently seen in other browsers including hardware-accellerated graphics rendering.
It’s an exciting time for the web browser industry as the war is well and truly back on after a few years of not very much going on at all.
Stay in SyncSynchronize your settings, passwords, bookmarks, history, open tabs and other customizations across multiple devices so you can take Firefox with you wherever you go.
Organize Your TabsReclaim your browser from tab clutter! Drag and drop your tabs into manageable groups that you can organize, name and arrange in a fun and visual way.
Manage Your Add-onsAn easier way to manage your add-ons and discover new options for personalizing your browsing.
Under the Hood
WebM and HD VideoAs pioneers of HTML5 video standards, Firefox also supports the WebM format so you can watch open HD quality video.
Protecting Your PrivacyFirefox puts your privacy first, fixing flaws in some web standards that allow bad guys to snoop around and expose your browser history.
Multi-touch SupportFirefox now integrates multi-touch support for Windows 7, enabling you to interact with your browser in a whole new way.
3D on the WebWebGL brings 3D graphics to Firefox, opening the door for developers to create vivid games and new kinds of visualizations and experiences for the Web.
Audio APIFirefox is changing the way media is integrated on the web: exposing the raw audio data housed within the
<audio>elements in HTML5 makes it easy for developers to use JS to read and write audio data.