Firefox 3 beta 2 Out

Mozilla fans can now download Firefox 3 beta 2 for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

The new version comes with a wide range of improvements over the first test version, most notably plugs for memory leaks, security fixes, and a download manager that includes improvements previously available only through plug-ins.

The security enhancements get fairly technical, but the Firefox developer's Web page states that the new version offers "protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on site-specific content using effective TLD service, better presentation of Web site identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, antivirus integration in the download manager, (and) version checking for insecure plug-ins."

The updates made to the download manager are pretty good, and they're far easier to parse. The new download manager lets you resume stopped downloads, and it has the much needed built-in virus checker.

You can also zoom in on parts of a Web page, and the integration between bookmarks, the location bar, and bookmark folders has become tighter. There's now one-click bookmarking, smart folders for bookmarks, and the location bar checks against your bookmarks and history for page titles and URLs.

The Firefox developers also claim that Web site rendering is now faster than it was in Firefox 3 beta 1, but empirically, there is not much difference. Either way, it's definitely faster than it is in Firefox 2.

If you want to be in the safe run and don't want to accidentally damage your current installation of Firefox 2 by installing the beta, I recommend you to try out the the portable version. With the portable version, you can try both the versions simultaneously without affecting your current settings.

Download the version you need ..



January 3, 2008 at 6:30 AM

Firefox 3 seems to be cool