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Mozilla Firefox 4: Release Date Info and Feature Overview

Recently Mozilla’s Director of Platform Engineering Damon Sicore revealed some details regarding the upcoming release of Firefox 4, up until now we have not heard much regarding a release date, however we can now confirm that Mozilla are aiming for late February.

A recent post on the Mozilla Dev Planning Google group revealed that Mozilla’s developers have been working tremendously hard on Firefox 4 and hope to reach Release Candidate status by early February, Sicore also urged beta testers to not disable major plugins such as Flash and Silverlight as any bugs found need to be filed for developers to fix.

Full details regarding what new features Firefox 4 will bring can be seen here, the interface has been overhauled and has a much “Chromier” look, once installed you will notice a new tab location, a new switch to tab option in the awesome bar, a new Firefox button for access to all of the menu items you need and an all new feature called app tabs.

You can watch a video introducing you to all of these new features here, I must say that it looks as if Firefox 4 will be a step in the right direction,however I think that I will be sticking with Google Chrome.

What browser are you using currently? Will you switch to Firefox 4?

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