Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 Officially Available For Download

Windows/Mac/Linux: Mozilla this evening released the first official beta of Firefox 3.6, featuring built-in support for themes (Personas), improved performance and more. Early adopters, your download is ready.

Last week we saw a test build of this release, but if you were waiting for the slight upgrade in early adopter usability, the official beta is here. In a nutshell, the updated features and improvements in Firefox 3.6 beta 1 look like this:

  • Users can now change their browser's appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas.
  • Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
  • Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
  • Support for the WOFF font format.
  • Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.
  • Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.

Firefox 3.6 beta is an early release, so only download if you're comfortable running less than completely stable software. If you give it a go, let us know what you think in the comments. An updated browser speed-test battle royale is just around the corner.

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 [Mozilla via The Mozilla Blog]


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