first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Browsers#web Get ready, Firefox fans, because Firefox 4 is on the way. PCWorld writes that the next version of the second most popular browser worldwide is “nearly ready for release” and should be available starting next month.Mozilla’s senior director Damon Sicore wrote on a developer mailing list that “Firefox 4 is gonna kick ass,” but that, until the launch “we need *everyone* to help in testing.”Mozilla had planned to ship the latest version of its popular browser by November, 2010, but too many bugs remained to release a final candidate. According to Sicore, Flash, Silverlight and “other major plug-ins” were continuing to cause problems, with users “affected by hardware acceleration causing crashes or other issues.” According to PCWorld, Sicore said that “about 160 ‘hard blockers’–or significant bugs–remain in the project.”Hardware acceleration is one of the key features boasted by Microsoft to boost Internet Explorer 9 ahead of other browsers. Currently, Firefox is second in popularity worldwide only to Internet Explorer, with Chrome and Safari following behind.For a full look at what to expect in the latest version of Firefox, take a look at Frederic Lardinois’ in-depth review from earlier this year. The long and short of it is that the next version will be faster, sleeker, with “do not track” capabilities to enhance user privacy. DownloadSquad points out that, if you want to help Firefox along, you can take part in beta testing the product by downloading the latest version and reporting any bugs you come across.What do you think? Will you try out Firefox 4? Is that your browser of choice or will Chrome keep your attention? Or has IE9 brought you back to the Microsoft side? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

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