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In early November the 8th major release of Firefox will appear. Really "major" changes are not included, but i will give an outlook on the changes that will probably be included in Firefox 8. First you need to know that the jump from version 4 to 8 was smaller than from 3.6 to 4. The need to always install the latest release, is not mandatory. Especially in recent times Firefox had problems with old add-ons. Surfing with Firefox 4 and 5 can have many supposedly "outdated" add-ons continue to use. But now the preview of Firefox 8th.
While the changes were minimal in the previous release and minor for end users, Firefox 7 will include some important changes. One of the major improvements is to affect the performance of Firefox and reduce the memory footprint of the browser significantly. In this optimized memory management of Firefox 7 the memory footprint of the browser should be reduced compared to earlier versions by up to 50 percent. This should also stabilize the browser to prevent dropouts that occurred sporadically in the past, when the system was overloaded.
In August the new version 6 of Mozilla Firefox will be released. In the current beta version you can already make a picture of what's new. First of all: For the average user, this update is not really worth to be done, because in comparison with earlier beta versions of Firefox, the changes are minimal. In the short time between new releases, this is not surprising. For the upcoming months even more sequels are planned. First, however, the focus remains on the upcoming release of Firefox 6.
The last major release of Firefox is only a few weeks old and it is already time to take a look at the upcoming version of Firefox. Mozilla wants to launch new releases in shorter time intervals. On the end of June there shall be already Firefox 5. In the current release there is no greater development, there will be only security updates and fixes for stability problems. The main new features in Firefox will follow in version 5.
But we should not expect too large jumps. To the end of June there are only 2 months left and in the current Aurora trial, only a few changes are mentioned. Optically there has almost nothing changed. There have been some performance improvements. In the internet were already some mock-ups to the fitted surface of Firefox 5, but it is still not implemented.
The signs are condensed, that there will be a new Firefox release available. A few weeks ago, the first beta version of Firefox 3.6.4 was released, now there is already the Firefox 3.6.4 release candidate available for testing.
The main change in the new release concerns the stability during surfing. So the browser shall continue, even if a plugin (Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight) should crash down. The user then has the possibility to send an error report and reload the page.
However, it is advisable to wait for the final version and reinstall both the beta and the release candidate only on a test machine. The final version should be available in a few weeks.
Firefox 4 is coming soon and the primary goals of Firefox 4 can be explained in a few words:
- Growing faster: Firefox should get faster than the previous versions.
- Firefox should enabe new open, standard technologies (e.g. HTML5).
- Users should have full control of their browser, data, and web experience.