Wake up! Unless you are living in a cave, you should be knowing about the super fast release cycles of Mozilla Firefox. Within 40 days of releasing the final version of Firefox 6, Mozilla has made available the final version of Firefox 7 with host of improvements and hardly any new features.
Mozilla recently adopted the Google Chrome’s way of super fast release cycles with lesser number of beta builds in between. But unlike Chrome, Firefox doesn’t get updated automatically. Firefox 7 had just six beta builds and the final version will be officially announced later today. Right now, impatient souls like me can go ahead and download Firefox 7 from their FTP servers (links below).
Firefox 7 Features
As with Firefox 6, Mozilla is aiming to improve the browser experience rather than playing with the user interface. In Firefox 7, major work has been done to ensure that the memory consumption of the browser is optimized and reduced a great deal. Mozilla claims that they have managed to make it 20-30% better than the previous versions.
- Vastly improved memory usage (up to 50% better) and increased speed
- Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
- Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
- Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
- Added support for the Web Timing specification
- Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox. This can be enabled by installing an add-on
- Fixed several stability issues
Download Firefox 7
Below are the direct download links to Firefox 7 installables available from the Mozilla’s FTP servers. Official release will happen later today and we will update the links as well.
Update: Firefox 7 is now available officially in over 70 languages. Click here.[via]WebTrickz