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Firefox 4.0 Approaches: What's in Store for Linux Users?

Mar 10, 2011, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"After being in development far longer than planned, Mozilla is on the brink of releasing Firefox 4.0. The wait has been worth it, though. Firefox 4.0 brings a bunch of improvements from the user interface to the new Jägermonkey JavaScript engine. Is it time for Linux users to upgrade? Absolutely.

"Some of the major new features in Firefox 4.0? Let's start with Jägermonkey, the new JavaScript engine. Firefox was getting a lot of heat from the Chrome folks over the speed of Firefox. While Firefox has been much beloved for its add-ons, it was becoming widely recognized as just a bit on the sluggish side. The new JavaScript engine may or may not be exactly on par with Chrome, but it certainly feels much snappier than the Firefox 3.6.x series."

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