This weekend, Mozilla unleashed an early version of Firefox 3.6. We've tested it, and not only is it the fastest Firefox ever, it's almost as fast the first version of Google Chrome
People using a nearly 2-year-old version of the browser now are being nudged to upgrade to Firefox 8. Welcome, all you slowpokes, to Mozilla's fast-release plan.
The new browser won't let new third-party add-ons run until users give the say-so, and it suggests old ones be disabled. Also: Twitter search and a tab tune-up.
Users of the 2010-era browser won't be prompted to upgrade to the new Firefox 7 until Mozilla is sure its servers are up to the task.
A large swath of people using an older browser could climb aboard Mozilla's rapid-release train when they're prompted to upgrade starting today.
New statistics show Google's browser could well bump Firefox as the second-place PC browser. Android's browser is gunning for Opera Mobile's position.
Mozilla's Electrolysis project, which divides Firefox into multiple processes, is designed to help make the browser feel faster. Also coming: 64-bit support and better memory use.
New Firefox versions now will emerge every six weeks as Mozilla tries to be more competitive. That's too rapid for some, but Mozilla is willing to leave them behind.
A surprise bug didn't affect many people, but because it blocked Firefox from loading, Mozilla issues updates as fast as possible.
Along with the security fixes, Firefox 3.6.9 gets a new feature to help Web developers reduce clickjacking risks. Also: Chrome 6 gets bug fixes.