Firefox 9 Beta, Firefox 10 Aurora build available for download now

The browser wars this year have been intense. Users have lost track of version numbers when it comes to Google Chrome and it’s a similar case with Firefox, with their new rapid release cycle. Firefox 8 was released to public just a few days back. As expected, Firefox 9 should be out soon and a beta release has now been made available. Unlike previously where the entire browser would be overhauled, it’s not the case anymore with the rapid releases. The new version adds a feature called Type Interference, which should improve JavaScript performance by quite a bit. There’s also Mac OS X Lion support, and the user interface matches the OS X look. There’s also gesture support which allows users to use the browser better on two monitors. 

Finally available for download

Finally 9 Beta, already out

 

 

There’s also something called Chunked XHR support which allows quicker access to a large XHR download request, which means faster AJAX apps. There’s also a Firefox 10 Aurora build available for those interested in looking into future Firefox versions. Users can download the beta version of Firefox 9 and the Aurora builds from the official release channel download page.


Published Date: Nov 14, 2011 10:34 am | Updated Date: Nov 14, 2011 10:34 am