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Firefox 6 Is Ready for Release To Match Chrome Updates

With improvements such as extended HTML5 support and site-specific privacy controls, Mozilla's Firefox 6 is ready to be released. One goal for Firefox is to match Google in quickly updating its Chrome browser. With Microsoft ending support for Windows XP, businesses may move to new computers and a new OS and browser before April 2014.

Mozilla's next-generation Firefox 6 browser is slated to become available for download on Tuesday -- with the final release reportedly already on the organization's FTP server. Firefox 6 will be Mozilla's third browser release this year.

Among other things, Mozilla's browser refresh will feature improvements such as extended HTML5 support , a new address bar that highlights the domain of the site being visited, and a new permissions manager that enables users to set privacy controls for each site.

The goal is to keep pace with Google's Chrome, which has set a new standard for frequent refreshes containing browser innovations and enhancements.

"Both Mozilla and Microsoft have added resources and increased their rate of updates to match Google, as well as matching Chrome's speed," said Net Applications Executive Vice President Vince Vizzaccaro.

Source: CIO Today


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Any chance that the browser folks will steer back away from the minimalistic, no-information look that's taken over in the last year? Until they do, I'm sticking with IE8 -- I like to have some idea what's going on with and about the browser (read: a functional status bar and progress bar).
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