Firefox 3.6 RC gives new life to an old browser
Jan 13, 2010, 20:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Web browsing world is exciting again. Google's
Chrome browser is faster than fast and there's serious thought that
Internet Explorer may actually lose its top spot in the browser
market-share wars. But for all the excitement, it would be a real
mistake to overlook Firefox; with the forthcoming release of
Firefox 3.6, which is now available as a release candidate,
Mozilla's flagship browser is looking better than ever.
"As soon as the release candidate came out on January 9, I
started putting it through its paces, using two Dell 530S desktop
PCs. These older computers are powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Pentium
E2200 dual-core processor with an 800MHz front-side bus. Each has
4GB of RAM, a 500GB SATA (Serial ATA) drive, and an Integrated
Intel 3100 GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) chipset. One was loaded
with Windows XP SP3 and the other used MEPIS 8 desktop Linux."