Mozilla Firefox is one of the most widely used Internet browsers available for just about all operating systems. Ever since the first version of Firefox was released in 2004, the browser has quickly become a top pick in the Internet browser software category, downloaded by millions all across the globe. On January 21, 2010, Mozilla released the latest version of their well-received browser: Firefox 3.6. While past versions of Firefox have been extremely feature-rich, Mozilla managed to add on a number of new features and tweaks to make 3.6 even better than its predecessor, 3.5. This article will provide an overview of what’s new in Firefox 3.6.
Feel more secure, stable, and better-protected
Firefox has always been known as a secure and stable browser, but version 3.6 brings a number of changes that help make you feel more secure and better-protected. The browser now implements a system for checking for out-of-date plugins, which may compromise your security as you browse. Also, Firefox has been optimized to prevent crashes by changing how third-party software works with Firefox.
Get better functionality and performance
Get more personal
Firefox has always been lauded for the fact that you can personalize just about anything, from themes to extensions. In Firefox 3.6, users will be happy to know that the browser now has an even better and more robust theme system, called Personas. The Personas theme system allows users to change their theme with a single mouse click. All you have to do is download and install the free Firefox Personas extension, then browse through the collection of Personas and choose the one you want to use. The extension even adds an easy-to-use fox mask icon to the lower left corner of your browser, which you can click to change your Personas. The best part is, anyone can create their own Persona and share it with the rest of the Firefox 3.6 Personas-using community.