Will you download Mozilla Firefox 10?

Not even 2 months, after the release of the Firefox 9 on 20th Dec 2011, on 31st Jan 2012 Mozilla has officially released Firefox 10.

2011 was a heck of a year for Firefox; they started with the release of Firefox 4 on March 2011 and finished the year releasing Firefox 9. According to statCounter statistics, Firefox was the second highest used browser by end of Oct 2011 after Internet Explorer. But slowly by the end of December Google Chrome came at the second place.
Well, let’s take a look now at the new features and changes implemented in the latest release.

  • The Forward button in the browser is now ‘Hidden’, until you navigate back.
  • According to Mozilla most of the Add-ons are now compatible with this version of Firefox by DEFAULT. Now that’s really good news for the Firefox users, because every time after any new Firefox version release, there was a huge problem with the add-ons compatibility.
  • Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented. Now 3D WebGL content will have edges that blend smoothly, especially with games and animations.
  • Firefox 10 adds many new built-in developer tools for the web developers, like Page Inspector & Style Inspector, CSS3 3D, Scratchpad with Orion Code Editor and Full Screen API. Once again Mozilla did a wonderful job on this. The page/style inspector can be launched from the context menu (right-click menu).
  • New element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties. One more great news for the CSS developer.
  • What I have discussed is few big features of Firefox 10. Other than this there are so many bug fixes and few crash fixes like “Crashing of the Firefox during the movement of the bookmark”.

    If we look at the release calendar of Firefox releases we can see Firefox 17 by the end of 2012 and by the end of 2013 it will be Firefox 25. Well, some may say that, a huge release with a lot of new features is better than frequent releases, with not so important features.

    But speculations aside, Mozilla has already shifted to a more aggressive (really?) release cycle and delivered each and every version as promised! On the other side it might be the result of a push from Chrome with its incredible growth rate. Though there is no question, to admit that the direct competitor chrome is growing tremendously fast as well.

    According to me, Firefox still lacks memory allocation in terms of performance. What is Mozilla going to do about this? There is no doubt, that, Firefox has got great potential with so many add-ons and high range users. Will they be able to compete with their direct competitor, Chrome? Will they be able to reach the first position, defeating Internet Explorer? Well, for that, we have to wait and see. But for the time being, I would like to see your views on these information’s. Please share your opinion.

    Avirup ChatterjeeWill you download Mozilla Firefox 10?
    • http://www.dailytut.com Robin

      No other option for me :) have to experience a better less crash browser on my mac :)

      Firefox 10 is so far good in Mac.

      Robin.

      • http://incrediblogger.net Avirup Chatterjee

        Thanks Robin !!!
        Please let us know if you face any particular performance issue in mac !!! :)

    • Kish

      You asked about performance issues on the Mac: I have noticed a problem which only started occurring recently, most likely after I updated to Firefox 10 — I am running on an iMac, with Mac OX X 10.6.8.

      What happens is that each time I go to a new page, Firefox seems to go unresponsive (using 100% of CPU for one processor) for more than 10 seconds. This happens a few seconds after I go to the new page. I have lots of tabs (>100), and I have no script running (I think before I installed noscript, I had problems with so many tabs) — I don’t know if this problem is related to the number of tabs I have opened, but this was not a problem before.