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Short Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 new feature list

Jan 21, 2009, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"First up; memory usage, it has dramatically decreased, we found from around 350MB-- when doing normal Internet surfing, watching long HD videos, HTML, PHP and JavaScript designing, downloading large files such as Linux ISOs, etc.-- to around 64MB. Changes add up to Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 using around only 64% of the memory used by Firefox 3.0. This let's the browser run much faster.

"The most significant addition in Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is the new "Private Browsing" mode, which will not store any of the user's session information while it is enabled. The feature is similar to the "Incognito" mode that is offered in Google's Chrome browser and Safari's "Private Browsing". The feature was first requested for Firefox back in 2004, but extensive re-engineering was required to make the feature work."

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