As many of us know that Firefox had already adopted the rapid release cycle just like chrome which means a new Firefox version is released almost every six weeks. Firefox 5 was first release in that cycle. Mozilla has released Firefox 7.0 (official announcement yet to come, but the installer is available on Mozilla FTP servers). Many of you already know that one of the major changes that were proposed for Firefox 7 was improvement of Firefox memory footprint on the system with respect to available system resources. Firefox 7 claims to come with a better Memory use compared to its previous version.
The latest version of Firefox has the following changes: (Official release notes are yet to be out. The release notes below are taken from the last beta of Firefox 7)
- Drastically improved memory use
- Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
- Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
- Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
- Added support for the Web Timing specification
- Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox. This can be enabled by installing an add-on
- Fixed several stability issues
If you want, you can download it directly from mozilla servers.
Thanks to Nick for the tip.