Firefox 4 Beta 5 Has Blazing Fast Hardware Acceleration Enabled by Default

By Lowell Heddings on September 8th, 2010

The latest beta release of the Firefox web browser is out, and it’s finally got native hardware acceleration that’s blazing fast.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the browser, you can test out the crazy speed for yourself with the Internet Explorer 9 speed demos—the FishIE Tank one is especially interesting. They’ve also got a video with more details showing off just how fast it really is:

Also included in this release are menu changes, a new audio API, and upgrades SSL support to make sure that you are only connecting to certain sites using encryption. Here’s a video that shows off the new audio API and exactly what it can do:

You can read more about the changes at the Mozilla blog post, or just download it from the link below and try it out for yourself.

Firefox Beta Download [Mozilla]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/8/10
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