Firefox, the third most popular Internet browser, released version 10 today which is now available for download. The browser is quite the step up from Internet Explorer and especially great for power users who rely off of plug-ins.
Previously, their release cycle was a bit lengthy, but thanks to recent changes, they’ve sped up the release process and are delivering new versions on a much quicker basis. Due to Google Chrome increasing in popularity, the browser has dropped in market share, though that doesn’t mean it’s not as popular. There’s still and will continue to be a very dedicated base of users.
“Version 10’s headline new feature will appeal to those frustrated with having to wait for browser extensions to be recognized as compatible by new builds: from version 10 onwards, browser extensions will automatically be considered compatible unless specifically marked otherwise. It will also see a minor interface tweak, the loss of the browser forward button, and some new tools that will appeal to developers.”
Most of the changes are bug fixes and minor improvements, as to be expected. For developers, there’s some benefits:
“On the other hand, web developers will be particularly pleased with Firefox 10, thanks to a number of major new tools, all accessible from the Firefox > Web Developer menu. The most notable of these is an Inspect option that allows developers to visually inspect pages with the help of a Highlighter tool that makes checking a page’s CSS and HTML code that much easier. “
Do you use Firefox? If not, what’s your Internet browser of choice?