Firefox 13 Beta For Windows, OS X and Linux Now Available For Download
What is going on? Just days after the final version of Firefox 12 launched to public, not wasting time developer Mozilla announced the Firefox 13 Beta, which didn’t brought any known features with its short interval releases.
In my thought the company has been over drive mode off late with rapid releases of the new versions of their popular Firefox browser. 13th Beta brings an updated default home page providing quick access to bookmarks, history and settings as well along with a tweaked new tab experience too.
Firefox is one of that browser to rely on when compared to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer which haven’t performed that much. While the default Windows browser wasn’t progressing in the manner in which it should have. Apart this, Mozilla has made its way offering many features to all the Windows, OS X and Linux customers for free.
When compared Firefox to Google’s Chrome browser, its somewhat makes sense which they developed a battle between each other by rolling out the beta and revised versions.
Firefox 13 Beta came with a total of 72 improvements including speed enhancements to browsing experience as said above and added features like when the browser is initiated or restarted, tabs aren’t reopened by default, now with this beta version it can be done smoothly. The SPDY protocol which is enabled by default from the get-go, experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects so that the standard homepage has now been changed with better navigation and gets access to your important areas such as bookmarks and so on.
Still its in beta stage, there are some know issues to be known as well. For instance, when you try to start Firefox using a locked profile, it may crash. While some of them has faced that slower scrolling on the main Gmail page. Certain Synaptic touchpad’s are unable to scroll though.
So, keeping in mind that Beta versions are less stable and more suspect-able to bugs though, its not advised to overwrite your end user version in place of the latest beta 13.
Download the version suited to your particular system and lets know how its running on your computer simply by leaving a comment or by sharing your experience over at Facebook and Google+ pages.