Yes, World’s Best Browser 3.6 is available for download. Mozilla today released Firefox 3.6, the first upgrade to the open-source browser since last June. The new browser includes built-in support for the scaled-down browser skins dubbed "Personas;" adds support for new CSS, DOM and HTML 5 technologies, as well as for full-screen video and the open-source Web Open Font Format (WOFF).
Firefox 3.6 also boasts a new security feature that checks browser plug-ins, such as Adobe’s Flash Player or Apple’s QuickTime, to make sure they’re up-to-date, then blocks vulnerable plug-ins from loading and shows users how to update the software. Mozilla added some plug-in checking to older editions starting last September, but fleshed it out in Firefox 3.6.
The Firefox project began as an experimental branch of the Mozilla project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross.
The Firefox project went through many versions before 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004. After a series of stability and security fixes, the Mozilla Foundation released its first major update, Firefox version 1.5, on November 29, 2005.
What makes Firefox different from other open source projects is its consumer appeal. Until now, the open source community has been very good at creating useful software but lousy at finding nontechnical users.
Firefox the browser is an impressive piece of software. It’s easy to use, easy on the eyes, and safer than IE – partly because it’s too new to have amassed a following of evil hackers. Firefox the phenomenon is something much bigger. It’s a combination of innovations in engineering, developer politics, and consumer marketing.
Mozilla has release the first beta of Firefox 3.6, which introduce a partial support for Windows 7, optimized to run on small device operating systems and promises to improve the speed more responsive than previous versions. Firefox 3.6 Beta is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development for several months and contains many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers and users.
Firefox 3.6 – code-named Namoroka introduces very few visible changes from the current version 3.5: Most of the improvements are in fact under the hood. Among the few exceptions is the native support for the new Windows 7 taskbar, with the exception of Jump List.
Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use. Some of the notable features you can see on the video below:
Most importantly, from a user perspective, Jetpack will allow new features to be added to the browser without a restart or compatibility issues, resulting in little to no disruption to the online experience.
As with all Mozilla Labs initiatives, Jetpack is an open source project and everyone is welcome to participate in its design, development & experimentation.
You probably know by now how sites like MegaUpload, RapidShare, Sharebee or Zshare work and also how much time you are forced to waste with every download link – they generally make you wait around 45-60 seconds and although that may seem like very little time it can actually become very annoying when you’re actually downloading more than a few files – there’s just too little time to do anything else but too much time to not get bored.
SkipScreen is a free Firefox add-on that lets you skip all the clicking and waiting on sites like RapidShare, Zshare, MegaUpload, and Sharebee. Your downloads start instantly.