Mozilla has moved quickly to release beta 6 of its highly anticipated browser, originally planned as the last before a code/feature freeze, but users will be able to enjoy a more stable version of Firefox 4 as well as the IE9 beta which will be released to the public later today.
A post on the Mozilla Developer News yesterday confirmed a "small" interim update to fix issues with both Windows & Mac OS X users: "We’ve decided to issue a small beta update in order to fix a stability issue on Windows and some rendering and keyboard/mouse focus issues on OSX related to plugins. This small update should be ready late tomorrow, and will be presented as “Firefox 4 Beta 6“. Beta 6 has now been renamed to Beta 7 and is expected to land in the second half of this month before a Release Candidate is made available sometime in October.
A post on The Mozilla Blog also praised the thousands of beta testers who have assisted in feedback and diagnosing of the issues addressed in this update.
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Whats new in this Firefox 4 Beta
- Fixed a stability issue affecting Windows users.
- Fixed an issue causing rendering errors with plugins affecting Mac OS X users.
- See the complete changelist from the previous beta.
Download: Firefox 4 Beta 6 | ~8 MB
Alternatively, if you are not prompted to update within Firefox 4 Beta 5, press "Alt" > Select "Help" in the menu bar & "Check for Updates" (or Apply update).