Firefox 3 has been built on the new Gecko 1.9 web rendering platform, which was updated to feature improved performance, stability and rendering, according to Mozilla.
The latest version of the browser features support for Extended Validation SSL certificates to protect users against visiting phishing sites, enhanced protection against cross-site JSON data leaks, and malware protection to prevent users visiting malicious sites.
On the usability side, Mozilla has simplified the installation of add-ons and there is a tab scrolling function to make tabs easier to find, said the firm.
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Firefox 3 RC1 now available
By Phil Muncaster on May 20, 2008 8:37AM