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"We compare the Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 to the earlier Firefox 3.6.13 to find out which is the fastest with demanding Internet Applications such as Acid3, Fish Tank, Flying Images, Happy Holidays, Peacekeeper, Psychedelic Browsing, Sunspider Javascript Benchmark and V8 Benchmark Suite V6. Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 is not the Final Version but Firefox 3.6.13 is the Final Version. The Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 has some advanced features such as an improved JavaScript engine, 3D on the Web, Fabulous Fonts, Firefox Sync, Html5, Upgrading Forms and other Advanced Features. We can't wait for the Final version of Firefox 4.0 but are sure that Firefox 4.0 is going to be amazing."

FIREFOX 4.0 BETA

MOZILLA FIREFOX 4 BETA FEATURES

"Fasten your Seatbelts - Firefox 4 now includes major performance enhancements, including our brand new JägerMonkey JavaScript engine. From faster start up times and graphics rendering to improved page load speed, you'll notice the difference instantly."

"3D on the Web - WebGL brings 3D graphics to Firefox, opening the door for developers to create vivid games and new kinds of visualizations and experiences for the Web."

"Fabulous Fonts - Firefox 4's OpenType font features gives designers and developers more control over a variety of font features like kerning or ligatures to create gorgeous websites."

"Upgrading Forms - Firefox 4 makes forms both beautiful and super-easy to implement. With features like new list attributes enabling auto-complete and HTML5 form validation, the new Form API provides the tools to make annoying form implementation development a thing of the past."

"Firefox 4 Beta - Based on the Gecko 2.0 Web platform. Please read below for more detailed information about what's new in this version of the beta release, as well as the known issues."

"Stable Version of Firefox 4 Beta - This Firefox 4 Beta is considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, though the features and content may change before the final product release. At this time many Add-ons may not yet have been tested by their authors to ensure that they are compatible with this release. If you wish to help test Add-on compatibility, please install the Add-on Compatibility Reporter - your favorite Add-on author will appreciate it."

"Advanced Features - Uses JägerMonkey, a new, faster JavaScript engine. WebGL is enabled by default on Windows and Mac OS X. WebGL support requires an OpenGL-capable graphics card. Support for other graphics cards on Windows (specifically Intel GPUs) and Linux will be coming in a future beta. Certain rendering operations are now hardware-accelerated using Direct3D 9 on Windows XP, Direct3D 10 on Windows Vista and 7, and OpenGL on Mac OS X. Improved web typography using OpenType with support for ligatures, kerning and font variants. HTML5 Forms API makes web based forms easier to implement and validate."

MORE FEATURES WITH FIREFOX 4.0 BETA

Firefox 4 Beta is available in 57 languages
Support for the new proposed Audio Data API
Direct2D Hardware Acceleration is now on by default for Windows 7 users
Firefox button has a new look for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
Support for HSTS security protocol
Firefox Sync is now included by default
Feature gives users a visual overview of all open tabs, allowing them to be sorted and grouped
An experimental API is included to provide more efficient Javascript animations
Firefox now supports the HTML5 video "buffered" property
Tabs are now on top by default on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
You can turn any tab into an "App Tab" by right-clicking on it and selecting "Make into App Tab
Web developers can animate content using CSS Transitions
Responsiveness and scrolling improvements from the new retained layers layout system
JavaScript speed improvements due to engine optimizations
Changes to XPCOM components are registered in order to help startup time and process separation
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)
API improvements are available for JS-ctypes, a foreign function interface for extensions
Stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
The Bookmarks Toolbar has been replaced with a Bookmarks Button by default
Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X 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
Native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format
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
New HTML5 parser
Support for more HTML5 form controls
Web authors can now get touch events from Firefox users on Windows 7 machines

MOZILLA FIREFOX 3.6.13 FEATURES

"Instant Web Site ID - Want to be extra sure about a site's legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on a site favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be."

"Private Browsing - Sometimes it's nice to go undercover. When this feature is enabled, you won't leave a single browsing fingerprint behind for others to discover. You can slip in and out of private browsing mode quickly, so it's easy to return to what you were doing before as if nothing ever happened (you can also browse privately all the time). It's great if you're doing your online banking on a shared computer or checking email from an Internet café."

"Anti-Malware - Firefox protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. If you accidentally access an attack site, it will warn you away from the site and tell you why it isn't safe."

"Anti-Phishing - Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of web forgery sites 48 times in a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site that's pretending to be a site you trust (like your bank), a browser message big as life will stop you."

"Outdated Plug - Some web pages require that you install small applications called plugins to watch videos, play games or view documents. These plugins are written by other companies, and it can be hard to make sure they're always up to date. Since outdated plugins are a security risk, Firefox will let you know when you have a plugin that's vulnerable to attack and direct you to the right site to get the updated."

"Pop-Up Blocker - Banish pop-ups (and pop-under windows) from your surfing experience once and for all. Or, find a happy medium choose to view blocked pop-ups or create an allow list of sites whose pop-ups you're okay with seeing."

"Super Speed - Fasten your seatbelt: Firefox includes the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, which gives the browser dramatically better performance than ever before. Firefox has always been fast, but this is the fastest Firefox ever (more than twice as fast as Firefox 3, and ten times as fast as Firefox 2), meaning Web applications like email, photo sites, online word processors and more will feel snappier and more responsive."

"Over 6,000 ways to customize - The sky's the limit with a growing library of over 6,000 Firefox add-ons, little extras you choose to download and install for a browser that works your way. Manage online auctions, upload digital photos, see the weather forecast in a glance and listen to music all from the convenience of your browser. There's no need to open a new window or tab for each task. If you're not sure where to begin, try Fashion Your Firefox a handy Web application that recommends add-ons based on your interests."

"Dress Up Your Firefox with Personas - We've enhanced our themes to give you access to thousands of lightweight browser themes, meaning you can change the look of your Firefox to practically anything with a single click. Choose anything from simple designs to colorful patterns to content from partners like Harry Potter, Bob Marley or Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation."

BROWSER VERSION AND SPECIAL FEATURE

BROWSER SPECIAL FEATURE
FIREFOX 4.0 BETA WebGL and Html5
FIREFOX 3.6.13 FireFox has Secure Browsing
BROWSER SPECIAL FEATURE

FIREFOX 4.0 BETA

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