Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 available and Google Chrome out of Beta

Mozilla has announced Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 for testing. Firefox 3.1 beta 3 is scheduled for release in February 2009. The final version will follow shortly after.

Like Google Chrome this version will have a private browsing mode and the javascript engine has been tuned for speed.

CNet tested Firefox's JavaScript benchmarks and according to them the new TraceMonkey engine was comparable to Chrome's new V8 JavaScript engine while PC Magazine ran the same tests and found Firefox's engine faster than Chrome but says the speed difference between the engines is quite minimal. It does seem, that Firefox 3.1 will be a speedier browsing experience than older FF versions which is great news for all of us using this browser of course.

News on the Google Chrome front appeared on Techcrunch, the browser will be taken out of Beta so Google must be pretty confident it is ready and there must be a serious amount of Chrome users.

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