Mozilla launches first Firefox 3.6 candidate

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This weekend Mozilla unveiled the release candidate (RC) for its updated version of the Firefox browser.

The company boasts several new features for Firefox 3.6, including improved JavaScript performance, support for HTML5 and changes in third-party software integration.

More than three-quarters of Firefox Add-ons are now compatible with the upgrade, which is available to those using the Firefox 3.6 beta, but Mozilla is still working with developers on full compatibility.

Speculation is now rife as to when the final version will be put out on general release. Hopes were high that it would be released before the end of December but the company came across a bunch of last minute bugs it had to fix first.

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Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

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