One of our favorite browsers Mozilla Firefox is out with a new version. Final version of Firefox 13 is available for download now Â for the public. Firefox 13 comes withÂ revamped Home and Tab pages along with some great speed improvements likeÂ SPDY protocol is now enabled by default which leads to faster browsing on supported sites. SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”) is an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web, designed specifically for minimal latency making the browsing experience much faster.
RevampedÂ default Home page
Firefox comes with a newÂ default home page i.e about:home with quicker access to bookmarks, history, sync, addons, settings, and much more. Checkout the screenshot below to check the difference.
NewÂ Tab page
It also comes with Tab pages just like Chrome andÂ whenever you are opening a new tab, you get access to your most visited pages or websites with a thumbnail view just as in chrome browser.
Faster initialÂ Start-upÂ & Speed
I have been a firefox user for years and one of the problems faced by me is the slowÂ start-upÂ time of Firefox. But with Firefox 13, I am experiencing too fast initialÂ start-upÂ time just like the chrome browser ( I am using it on Windows 8 Preview edition though). Just check it out for yourself by installing the browser on your system and share your opinion with us.
It also comes with SPDY protocol and Smooth scrollingÂ enabled by default which makes the browsing fast on supported sites.
Apart from these noticeable changes, it comes with loads of bug fixes and many improved or new features for Developers. Â These includeÂ improvements to Page Inspector, HTML panel, Style Inspector, Scratchpad and Style Editor.
Download Mozilla Firefox 13 Final here.
PS: Thank you Ash for the tip.