Mozilla releases Firefox 11 browserBy Hanleigh Daniels 14 March 2012 | Categories: news
Thick and fast, that’s what one can say about browser updates these days. Mozilla has made the latest edition of its Firefox web browser available (15.4 MB - Windows PC) for computers running Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This comes only six weeks after the previous version of the popular browser was made available. Users who already have Firefox installed on their PC can manually upgrade to version 11 (7.4 MB - update file size) by opening the “Help” menu and then clicking on “About Mozilla Firefox”.
Besides numerous security fixes, Firefox 11 introduces the ability to migrate bookmarks, browsing history, as well as cookies from Google’s Chrome browser. When Sync is enabled, users will now also be able to synchronise their browser add-ons (extensions) between different PCs, for instance their notebook and work PC.
For developers, Mozilla has made the Style Editor for CSS editing available, and has also enabled web developers to store files in IndexedDB. In addition, SPDY protocol support for quicker page loads is now testable.
In related news, market research firm Net Applications recently made its latest monthly desktop browser stats available, showing that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) still holds the lion share (52.84%) of the global browser usage pie. Mozilla’s Firefox web browser still manages to hold onto second place, with its browser usage share of 20.92.%.
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