THE FINAL FOX
The process of testing a community-built project such as Mozilla’s Firefox browser can be both illuminating and infuriating. For one, the community is a better beta tester than any group you can cobble together. But it’s so good that Firefox needed no less than 12 beta versions before freezing the final release candidate.
Firefox 4 adds a number of significant improvements to the browser. Managing add-ons has become more streamlined, the user interface (UI) looks more like Google’s popular Chrome, and everything is faster and smoother. Under the hood, it also boasts some impressive improvements in compatibility and standards, and should be up to date with everything the Web throws at it for the next year or so.
The final Firefox release candidate will be released later this month. Beta 12 can be downloaded at www.mozilla.com/firefox/beta