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Firefox 3 almost done, a few bugs on Mac side to work out [UPDATED]

According to the Firefox development team release candidate 2 of their Firefox 3 browser was so good that they are releasing the same version as RC3 on the Windows and Linux side.

On the Mac side the picture is a little different with a few new bugs turning up after Apple’s recent 10.5.3 update.

Just 17 bugs left on the list which they expect to have fixed by the end of this week.

Stay tuned–the wait is almost over!

UPDATE: The Mozilla developers have announced the release date! Check out this post for more info.

[Via Download Squad]

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Mozilla releases Firefox 3 RC1

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Just yesterday I found myself wondering when the next update to Firefox 3 will be coming out. At the time the latest release was beta 5 which it seems we’ve had for a while now.

Well, good news–Mozilla has released their first release candidate for Firefox 3 and it’s available for download right now here for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

Firefox 3 RC1 is, as you’d expect, very similar to beta 5, but there are a few changes:

  • Improvements to the user interface based on user feedback, including changes to the look and feel on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Changes and fixes for new features such as the location bar autocomplete, bookmark backup and restore, full page zoom, and others, based on feedback from our community.
  • Fixes and improvements to platform features to improve security, web compatibility and stability.
  • Continued performance improvements: changes to our JavaScript engine as well as profile guided optimization continues to improve performance over previous releases as measured by the popular SunSpider test from Apple, and in the speed of web applications like Google Mail and Zoho Office.

According to the developer center, it also has dramatic improvements to performance, memory usage and speed.

[Via Download Squad]