Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 Now Available and Feature Complete

By Akemi Iwaya on November 11th, 2010

The new feature complete beta version of Firefox 4.0 is available for download and is faster than ever. Even better is the news that the Add-on APIs are also stable now, so you should soon see your favorite extensions updating for 4.0.

Here is what is new/fully active in Beta 7:

  • The JagerMonkey JIT compiler has been incorporated along with enhancements to TraceMonkey JIT and the SpiderMonkey interpreter.
  • Hardware-accelerated graphics (compositing)
  • WebGL for rendering 3D graphics
  • Support for the OpenType font format
  • Improved HTML5 forms

Add all of that in with other 4.0 features such as Firefox Sync, Panorama, App Tabs, & the new Add-ons Manager and you have a totally awesome browser. With the feature set now stabilized, all that is left to do is make any needed refinements, fix bugs, and work on problems that cause the browser to crash.

Curious how the new beta compares to other versions of Firefox? Then feast your eyes on these JavaScript benchmark results.

Photo by The Mozilla Blog.

What are you waiting for? Hurry on over to the downloads page to get your own copy of the new beta!

Fasten Your Seatbelts – Firefox 4 Beta adds new JavaScript power and faster graphics [The Mozilla Blog]

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/11/10
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