About one week ago, IE9 was released. Yesterday, Mozilla released Firefox4. The browser empire was fell into a hot melee since then. Now, let’s look through specific details of Firefox4.
Yesterday, Mozilla released Firefox4. According to Mozilla, Firefox 4 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages. Moreover, it will also be available on Android and Maemo devices soon.
We have to admit Firefox4 would be a vigorous opponent to IE and Chrome, because of its fast, sleek and customizable browsing experience.
Main Feature of Firefox4:
Fastest Firefox Ever.
Performance: Firefox is up to six times faster than the previous release. With improved start-up and page load times, speedy Web app performance and hardware accelerated graphics, Firefox is optimized for rich, interactive websites.
App Tabs: give a permanent home to frequently visited sites like Web mail, Twitter, Pandora, Flickr. Switch to Tab: easily find and switch to any open tab from your Awesome Bar without opening duplicate tabs. Panorama: drag and drop tabs into manageable groups to save time while navigating many open tabs.
Private and Secure Synchronization.
Firefox Sync: access your Awesome Bar history, bookmarks, open tabs, passwords and form data across multiple computers and mobile devices.
Most Customizable. New Add-ons Manager: easily discover and install more than 200,000 add-ons to customize the features, functionality and look of Firefox.
Private and Secure.
Do Not Track: Firefox is leading the Web towards a universal standard Do Not Track feature that allows users to opt-out of tracking used for behavioral advertising. Firefox puts privacy first, fixing flaws in some Web standards to prevent others from accessing your browser history. HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS): automatically establishes secure connections to stop “man in the middle” attacks and keep sensitive data safe from interception during the log-in process.
Content Security Policy (CSP):
prevent cross-scripting attacks by allowing sites to explicitly tell the browser which content is legitimate.
Cutting Edge Tools for Web Developers.
Firefox 4 also improves existing tools like CSS, Canvas and SVG to enable developers to make exciting Web pages. Firefox provides uninterrupted browsing when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins. If one of these plugins crashes or freezes, it won’t affect the rest of Firefox. Simply reload the page to restart the plugin.