Firefox 3.6 is officially out; go get it

Firefox 3.6 has officially been released by Mozilla for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The latest version of the world's 2nd most popular browser is expected to hold over power users until the release of Firefox 4.0 (since 3.7 has officially been taken off the roadmap). The release is considered to be more of a major step forward, rather than an incremental change. A lot has been tweaked and added under the hood. Unfortunately, Electrolysis (process separation) will still have to wait until the next update.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Personas - hover over themes to see what they'd look like and apply them to your browser
  • Out-of-date plugin notifier - tells you when a plugin, such as Flash, is out of date and directs you to an update source
  • Full-screen video - if you are using HTML 5 to view embedded Ogg videos, you can now view them in full screen
  • Web open font format - allows for smaller-sized font formats, allowing sites to load faster, with the intended fonts
  • Desktop Orientation Sensors - allows your browser to know when your computer is being moved and can adjust the picture accordingly
  • Speed - the browser, as a whole, is 20% faster than Firefox 3.5.x, making it the 2nd fastest browser, behind Chrome (source: Lifehacker)

For more details, and to see a video of what's new in Firefox 3.6, please visit our previous coverage at Mozilla Firefox 3.6 final release date.

Click here to download Firefox 3.6 in over 70 languages for any platform.

FF 3.6 Personas Screenshot

Thanks for the pic Andrew Lyle.

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