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Mozilla Firefox 3.6.4 Released: No more crashing

We mentioned last month that Firefox 3.6.4 beta had managed to fix a few bugs — we can now tell you that Mozilla has now taken the browser out of beta. The biggest enhancement to this version has to be no more crashing caused by third-party plugins — the worst offender being Adobe Flash.

Firefox 3.6.4 can either be downloaded here, or go to your browser and check for updates. There are a number of updated features, but the most important to the normal user is that Firefox should no longer have the crashing issue.

Ben Parr from Mashable explains that this is still an issue with Google Chrome. The new crash protection helps to utilize out-of-process plugins — making third-party plugins much more stable, these include Flash, Silverlight and Qucktime.

There is one tiny setback, crash protection will only work on Windows and Linux – we are not certain when this feature will be made available for Mac as Mozilla says that major changes would have to be made to Firefox. Ben Parr reports that this will happen some time later this year.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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