updated 02:40 pm EST, Thu January 21, 2010
Protection from out-of-date plug-ins
Mozilla has finally released Firefox 3.6, following several months of beta testing. The latest version is based on the company's Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which is claimed to be faster and more responsive while adding optimizations for mobile devices running on operating systems such as Maemo. Users can now change the browser's appearance using various Personas, which work in a similar way to Google's Chrome themes.
Version 3.6 provides improved security through protection against out-of-date plug-ins that may contain vulnerabilities. Web developers can now indicate when scripts should run asynchronously, helping to speed load times. Mozilla has also added support for the new WOFF font format, new CSS attributes, and HTML5 specifications such as the drag-and-drop API.
Firefox 3.6 is now available as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems.