Firefox 11 For Windows, OS X & Linux Now Available For Download
Great to here about this while in the past users have to wait for the developers over at Mozilla and Google to push out new versions of the most wanted/ popular Firefox and Chrome web browsers. It’s only a week since the Firefox celebrated tin anniversary to hit the virtual streets and today it is taken to another level. Thankfully, it looks as though that trend of making users wait for improvements has been put to bed, with Mozilla pumping out the updates thick and fast for its Firefox browser.
Few months ago, in the end of January the development team has released Firefox version 10 into the wild, bringing new security fixes along with some additional features such as CSS3 3D transforms and anti-aliasing for WebGL. Within a day or two pushed the Firefox beta 11 for developers and in just six weeks now Mozilla released Firefox version 11 final.
Alongside the fullscreen apps and promises of fewer crashes from version 10, Firefox 11 now allows you to migrate history, bookmarks and cookies over from rival Chrome. May not offer any mind blowing enhancements or new features and can be seen as a more evolutionary update rather than revolutionary. but, additionally you can now sync extensions between your computers. From a developers point of view, Firefox 11 brings the availability, you’ll have access to Style Editor for CSS tweaks, able to fully visualize a web page in 3D thanks to the new page inspector 3D view, file storage in IndexedDB and SPDY protocol support for speedier page loads.
This release of version 11 web browser seems to fall in line with new browser update strategy which has been adopted to keep up with Google who decided to significantly reduce the time scales in between their Chrome browser launches.
Firefox is to be one of the world’s most popular web browsers and will obviously have a massive amount of people heading for the download button, but just what is included in the version 11 build? As mentioned above, this isn’t a big deal to get more excited about.
The major addition points to Firefox version 11 is its ability to migrate browsing history, bookmarks and stored cookies from Google Chrome, with Mozilla also adding synchronization features for add-ons and adding support for some additional CSS properties.
Last but not least, The Mozilla’s Firefox 11 version of Web browser have also been implemented which were left outstanding in the previous build, most notably a fix which brings redesigned HTML5 video controls, as well as rectifying the issue which prevented Growl notifications from being displayed when using Growl 1.3 or later.
Try it and see how the shorter time scales will also see any annoying bugs or issues being ironed out a lot quicker. Firefox 11 up for grabs now, Chrome migration and more dev tools.