Two months after celebrating Firefox’s 5th birthday in November, Mozilla unveiled the latest version of the world’s most famous web browser. Yes, Firefox 3.6 RC2 is finally here and available for download! Though, it was expected to be released in December last year. The browser was officially made available last Thursday, Jan 21 at 9:30 AM Pacific Time.

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Mozilla officially announced release the RC1 Firefox 3.6 on Jan 11, after development of five beta test versions. The RC2 came after fixing of over 70 bugs found in the earlier release. The Firefox 3.6 RC2 has been optimized to serve its users more efficiently than its predecessors. It features many new enhancements for the end users, web and add-on developers.

Built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, the latest release candidate of Firefox includes support for small device operating systems such as Maemo. The new themes known as Personas, allow customizing Firefox’s look and feel with a click. Increased browser responsiveness and better support for JavaScript account for faster navigation of pages.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 is available in more than 70 local languages. It enables the web developers to make the scripts run asynchronously, thereby speeding up page loading. The browser integrates newest CSS attributes and also offers support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications.  Other Key features include protection from out-of-date plugins, Full screen Video playback and Poster frames and support for New WOFF font format.

Firefox’s version 4 is anticipated to be available by summer this year.

[via: Geeky-Gadgets, Appscout, Mozilla ]

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