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Firefox 35.0.1 FINAL

Not everyone gets by with the default browser on their computer, and when it comes to picking an alternative, Firefox is one of the most popular out there, having clawed back support from upstart rivals like Google Chrome and Opera in recent years by switching to a rapid release cycle, ensuring major new versions of the browser are released every six weeks.

It’s true to say that individual updates often fail to deliver anything substantial, but cumulatively they roll together to produce a web browser that is radically different to the one – version 4 – that marked the start of a new era back in 2011.

Some of the landmark new features we’ve seen include a per-site Permissions Manager, enhanced Sync options, tabs on demand, silent updates and add-on enhancements. We also saw the launch of specific development branches including UX, which has led to the new Australis user interface, which sees a streamlined tab, revamped menu and customisation features.

One group particularly well served by the rapid release cycle have been developers, and a plethora of tools from Javascript Scratchpad (Firefox 6) to full-blown Developer Toolbar (Firefox 16) have worked their way into successive builds as Firefox courts this important community of users.

And underpinning this all are a constantly evolving set of performance improvements, standards support (HTML5 and CSS3 are constantly being added to, for instance) and bug fixes.

Firefox 35 is now in the stable channel. Improvements/changes include:

- NEW. Firefox Hello with new rooms-based conversations model
NEW. New search UI improved and enabled for more locales
NEW. Access the Firefox Marketplace from the Tools menu and optional toolbar button
NEW. Built-in support for H264 (MP4) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and newer through native APIs
NEW. Improved handling of dynamic styling changes to increase responsiveness
NEW. Implemented HTTP Public Key Pinning Extension (for enhanced authentication of encrypted connections)
- NEW. Use tiled rendering on OS X
- NEW. Improved high quality image resizing performance

Platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 7.0
Licence: Open Source
Manufacturer: Mozilla
Date Added: {ts '2015-01-26 16:57:00'}


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