Firefox 5

Mozilla did quite well in the web browsing industry to compete with Internet Explorer,Google Chrome,Safari and Opera,maintaining the second position for years.However,it could not be easy to stay with it now as Google Chrome has a faster upgrade cycle that leads the applications of new technologies and it’s getting more and more market share now.Finally Mozilla decides to move faster too,making out a new version of Firefox in every 6 weeks.Firefox 5 is the first.

In terms of the look,I don’t think Firefox 5 has any significant differences to the previous versions.Well,some improvements are added in this new version.

  • Support CSS animation.
  • DO-NOT-TRACK technology,allow users to set if they’re willing to be tracked by some websites or not.
  • Canvas Draw technology,load rich media pages faster.
  • For Android version,support Web Open Font Format.
  • Also for Android version,scroll page will be much smoother.

If you’re using Firefox,you could go to ‘about Firefox’ to update it;if you’re not,you also could get it here.

I wish you like it. 🙂

Internet Explorer 9

After several betas and RCs,the final version of Internet Explorer 9 is on the table.From the past testing,I really feel that IE has changed a lot.Many people dropped IE to use other browsers because the old IE always has errors occurred during surfing and performed quite bad in terms of loading web pages and java scripts.

Well,the weakness are gone after paying great efforts to make IE better enough competing with other browsers,such as Firefox and Google Chrome.Let’s hear how the people feel on this latest product this time:

IE9 has 9 reasons to let you install it.

Badly,IE9 can’t support to install in Windows XP and older systems.That means some old computer and netbook users can’t try it neither.

Frankly speaking,although IE9 has claimed to be the fastest web browser in the world,but from my real experience,Google Chrome still performs a bit better than it.However,the changes are remarkable as we can see.

The automatic update of IE has been rolling out.However,if you haven’t updated automatically and you wanna get it immediately,please try to get it in this page and install it manually in minutes.Enjoy! 🙂

Firefox 4.0 beta 2

Firefox 4.0 beta 2 just released yesterday.It built up a lot of improvements on the outline and enhanced the overall performance in order to face the competitions from the coming IE9 and Google Chrome.

The following long lists are the things done by the engineers in this latest version.

As well as these features from previous Firefox 4 Betas:

  • You can search for and switch to already open tabs in the Smart Location Bar
  • New Addons Manager and extension management API (UI will be changed before final release)
  • Significant API improvements are available for JS-ctypes, a foreign function interface for extensions.
  • The stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • The Bookmarks Toolbar has been replaced with a Bookmarks Button by default (you can switch it back if you’d like).
  • Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.
  • CSS Transitions are partially supported.
  • Full WebGL support is included but disabled by default at this time.
  • Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. Plugins which also support this rendering model can now draw faster and more efficiently.
  • Native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format.
  • An experimental Direct2D rendering backend is available on Windows, turned off by default.
  • Web developers can use Websockets for a low complexity, low latency, bidirectional communications API.
  • Web developers can update the URL field without reloading the page using HTML History APIs.
  • More responsive page rendering using lazy frame construction.
  • Link history lookup is done asynchronously to provide better responsiveness during pageload.
  • CSS :visited selectors have been changed to block websites from being able to check a user’s browsing history.
  • New HTML5 parser.
  • Support for more HTML5 form controls.

Developers can find out about all the changes and new features at the Mozilla Developer Center.

However,what I like here is the new feature-App Tab.You can see how it works in my pics:

 

I always open Google Reader and Facebook when I’m surfing Internet.The normal tab occupies unnecessary spaces.Well,now I can just simply make a right click on the tab and select to ‘make into App Tab’ and it then is reduced to a lovely size.It’s nice,isn’t it?

The bad thing is most of my existing add-ons are not yet supported.I think the developers will catch their work up.I just hope it won’t be too long.

If you wanna try this new Firefox,please get it here and install it.You will have a fresh experience.

You will like Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6 comes out after 2 release candidates.The new Firefox is built on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform which is enhanced and providing some new features for the users:

Firefox 3.6

  • Personas: Personalize the look of your Firefox by selecting new themes called Personas in a single click and without a restart
  • Plugin Updater: To keep you safe from potential security vulnerabilities, Firefox will now detect out of date plugins
  • Stability improvements: Firefox 3.6 significantly decreased crashes caused by third party software – all without sacrificing our extensibility in any way
  • Form Complete: When filling out an online form, Firefox suggests information for fields based on your common answers in similar field
  • Performance: Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time
  • Open Video and Audio: With the world’s best implementation of HTML 5 audio and video support, now video can be displayed full screen and supports poster frames

    You could also watch the video tutorial to see the changes:

  • Hurry up!Please click there to get the latest Firefox in order to enjoy a fresh experience on browsing the websites.I bet you will never regret. 🙂