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Firefox 3.5

July 1, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m busy updating my Firefox. (For some reason it didn’t do it automatically.. Meh.) I’ll be super stoked if it really is twice as fast as Firefox 3 (as they claim)..

Here are some of its other features: (Direct scrap from their release notes)

* Available in more than 70 languages.
* Support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio.
* Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
* Better web application performance using the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
* The ability to share your location with websites using Location Aware Browsing.
* Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
* Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
* Support for new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, <canvas> text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms.

I suppose I don’t really know what most of that means, other than the Private Browsing mode, which I’m guessing is like Google Chromes “Incognito” tabs.. Or as I like to call it, the Porn-Browser!

Amped for the speed increase of course though!

As far as HTML5 is concerned, I read a bit about it on wikipedia.. Couldn’t be bothered to read to closely, but from my skim-read it sounds quite exciting. I found it interesting that the two editors are from Google and Apple! Hmmm…

Gotta re-set my browser now.
Bye.

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