The New Bits in Firefox 4 Beta 8
Article by George Norman
On 06 Jan 2011
The latest version of the Firefox 4 browser to be rolled out by Mozilla is Beta 8. This version has been rolled out to the public just in time for Christmas. Firefox 4 Beta 8 comes with a few interesting new features.

Better Firefox Sync Experience
As you may already know, Firefox Sync (the add-on that allows you to keep your bookmarks, history, passwords, and even tabs in sync) is integrated in Firefox 4. The setup of Firefox Sync has been streamlined in Firefox 4 Beta 8 in an effort to make it easier to keep your important data in sync. With this latest Beta release it is even easier to setup Firefox Sync.

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Better 3D Graphics
WebGL is a 3D graphics API for JavaScript that developers can use to create fully 3D web apps; developers can come up with applications that until now required the user to install plug-ins. The news is not that Firefox 4 Beta 8 supports WebGL for most modern built-in graphics cards; the news is that the Mozilla team made speed, functionality, and compatibility improvements to WebGL

Better Add-ons Manger
The new Firefox Add-ons Manager enables add-ons to update automatically thus ensuring your add-ons are never outdated, ensuring you always have the latest and newest version of an add-on. Firefox no longer warns you when add-ons are out of date, it updates them automatically.

If you would like to get Firefox 4 Beta 8, you can download the browser here; additional languages and operating systems here.

In related news, it must be said that Firefox is the top browser in Europe. According to statistics released by StatCounter, the free website analytics company, Firefox’s market share in December 2010 was of 38.11% while Internet Explorer’s market share was slightly lower, it was of 37.52%. That officially makes Firefox the most popular, the most used browser in Europe. Internet Explorer continues to be the top dog in the US. IE’s market share in North America is of 48.92%, well above Firefox (26.7%).



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Firefox 4 Beta 8, Firefox Sync, WebGL, Add-ons Manager
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