Cloud Computing: Labs Gallery: Firefox 3.5 Provides Significant Improvements

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-07-01 Print this article Print
Labs Gallery: Firefox 3.5 Provides Significant Improvements

Labs Gallery: Firefox 3.5 Provides Significant Improvements

By Jim Rapoza
On the surface it may look like not much has changed in the new version of the Mozilla Web browser, but Firefox 3.5 is actually a very significant improvement, fixing many of the key flaws of previous versions of Firefox and adding some nice new capabilities under the hood. Among the welcome new features are greatly improved speed and stability, a private browsing feature and location-aware capabilities. Also, Firefox 3.5 includes a very good implementation of the forthcoming HTML 5 standard, which allows for cutting-edge interaction in Web pages and makes video as much a part of the browser and the Web as images and text are.
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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