Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mozilla releases Firefox 4

With Internet Explorer 9 being released last week, yesterday Mozilla released Firefox 4. I downloaded it and the interface looks a little different from the previous version.

The browser boasts a number of improvements over past iterations, including a new look and feel, and increased privacy and security features. One security upgrade, "Do Not Track," will allow "users to set a browser preference that will broadcast their desire to opt-out of third party, advertising-based tracking," Mozilla said.

The new Firefox also promotes interactive capabilities with HTML5, a Web programming language that provides full interaction without the need of external plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.


The new browser had been downloaded nearly three million times hours after it was made available online. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.35 million times within the first 24 hours of its availability last week.

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