Firefox has released Firefox 7 for Window, Mac and Linux with certain performance enhancements, the main being significant reduction in memory usage to the tune of about 20%- 50%. This brings about greater speed for users who will now notice visible speed improvements.
According to Mozilla blog:
“Firefox manages memory more efficiently to deliver a nimble Web browsing experience. Users will notice Firefox is faster at opening new tabs, clicking on menu items and buttons on websites. Heavy Internet users will enjoy enhanced performance when lots of tabs are open and during long Web browsing sessions that last hours or even days.”
Firefox 7 also offers hardware-accelerated canvas which speeds up HTML5 site and thus allows developers to build more interactive Web experiences like Angry Birds.
Developers can now also take advantage of the W3C navigation timing spec API which lets them measure page load time, website navigation time etc, and thus improve their websites.
“This API allows developers to test user experiences remotely and easily and quickly optimize websites and Web apps for different types of users.”
Yet another interesting new feature sis that of Telemetry where users if they like can anonymously send in browser performance data to Mozilla.
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