The much delayed but greatly anticipated Firefox 3.6 is finally here, introducing significant improvements in this popular browser’s performance and functionality. From increased speed to stronger security, improved font management to one click themes, this is a considerable step up from its predecessor.
Over here at the Geek Choice office, we’ve been using the various iterations of the Firefox 3.6 beta, keeping you apprised of their release. Almost immediately, we were impressed by an observable uptick in its performance, with greater speed and decidedly impressive rendering of pages.
These are the following additions to Firefox 3.6:
- Firefox 3.6 will alert you if your plug-ins is out of date, offering you links from which to grab the most recent versions. This is of particular significance when dealing with the likes of Adobe Flash, which has come under fire for its security leaks.
- Full Screen video is available, which sees Firefox play any free streaming videos in a Full Screen format if you so choose.
- Instant Themes are made available by the Personas Gallery. When visiting the gallery, you can select a theme and see how your browser would look if implemented. If the theme’s to your liking, apply it with just one click.
For a more detailed explanation of just what this update introduces, Mozilla has included release notes that give a nice overview of what’s included.
Firefox 3.6 is free and available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers.
You can download it here.