Firefox Beta 4 is finally released

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Good news for all Mozilla lovers. They have released their most awaited Beta 4 version and now it is available for download. It is still in the Beta mode and released for further testing by the general public.

It comes with Feedback addon which will allow user to send suggestions and other reports like crashes, phishing to Mozilla development team.

Once you install the Firefox 4 Beta, you will notice the Feedback Add-on in the upper right corner.

There is Run pilot option too which collects information about your usage and How you run Firefox but it will not collect info about the sites you visit.

To market version 4, they have also added a instant Retweet box on their site so that you can inform your friends about this on Twitter.

According to Mashable, still this beta version lacks support for some plugins. Another thing is that, if you are running Mac OS then Netflix might not work on this release.

Firefox has surpassed Microsoft Internet Explorer in Europe but it is getting tough competition from Google Chrome. And another thing is that IE9 is now getting ready for the release so the competition will be much higher. Already Safari is used by Mac users.

But Firefox 4 supports many more new things and features as compared to its old versions 3.5 and 3.6. It now supports WebM (its a new open standards based format for video presentation on the web). It provides partial support for HTML5 forms. Other new supported features are HTML 5 parsing, Inline SVG in HTML 5, HTML form input type=”file” field (not support by 3.5), full History API, Video Buffer API and much more.

Now it has new Tab location (just at the top, below the Option button), so it just looks like any other modern browser.

If one of these commonly-used plugins crashes or freezes, it won’t affect the rest of Firefox. Instead, you can simply reload the page to restart the plugin and try again.

So I think new version 4 is great and it will ease many of our task. Its a good time to try it out. :-)


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