Saturday, May 17, 2008

Firefox 3.0 out of Beta

A short time ago, Mozilla announced that Firefox 3.0 has now moved to Release Candidate 1.

(Of course, if you subscribed to our Google shared feed or followed me on Friendfeed, you'd already know this .... DO IT NOW :)

Firefox 3.0 RC1 is the culmination of an extraordinary effort by employees and volunteers at Mozilla to bring a universally compatible, user friendly and security conscious web browser to both personal and enterprise users.

The difference between a Beta and a Release Candidate means that Mozilla is confident that the browser is now 'ready for prime time'. You can read the release notes here.

Regular readers of this blog have been following our reviews of Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 (or 'Minefield') that led up to this release. While we expected it this month sometime, this announcement came as somewhat of a surprise.

We'll have more on this latest Firefox release over the weekend. For now, it's FAST and appears stable. Some extensions are not yet supported.

In the meantime, grab your copy (read the installation requirements first??) here.

Update: An excellent review has been posted by Percy Cabello here

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