Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: Mozilla Firefox 4 Boasts Performance and Usability Enhancements

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-03-24 Print this article Print
Browser Sync

Browser Sync

Firefox 4 features an integrated settings and password sync utility that works across separate desktop and smartphone Firefox installs.
As a speedy, modern, cross-platform Web browser, Firefox 4 is well worth evaluating for any organization, particularly those with a heterogeneous mix of client operating systems. On this multiplatform front, however, organizations should also keep an eye on Google's Chrome, which tends to match Firefox in features and performance, and offers Group Policy-based management support that Firefox 4 lacks. For those already running earlier versions of Firefox, version 4 will be well worth the upgrade—provided that any add-ons on which users rely are compatible with the new version. For a look at Firefox 4 in action, check out the slide gallery below, and make sure to read eWEEK Labs' full review.
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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