Just less than two months since Firefox 5, the world’s second most widely used web browser is now set to be released as yet another new major version — that is as Firefox 6. Though Firefox 6 is scheduled for release in 3 days, the final build is actually available for download through FTP servers.
I’ve already download Firefox 6 moments ago, in fact I’m using it now, and I noticed almost nothing has changed in the UI of the previous version. Mozilla said Firefox 6 brings an improved speed performance of the browser with memory consumption reduced significantly. Among of the major changes include:
- The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting
- Streamlined the look of the site identity block
- Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
- Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
- Added support for window.matchMedia
- Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
- Improved usability of the Web Console
- Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
- Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
You may download Firefox 6 through the links below. Once you launch the browser, it would say you’re running Firefox Beta. Just ignore it anyway, ‘coz the fact is – Mozilla still has to update its website and you’re actually running the final build.