Firefox 13 Beta has just been announced. Download its Windows, Mac or Linux version.
We are now used with Mozilla. Each time they are releasing a new version of their famous browser, a new beta edition is also being released in a couple of days. The same situation appeared these days. Firefox 12 official version has been delivered and we are already dealing with the Beta edition for Firefox 13.
The scope of Firefox 13 is to improve the user experience, obviously. And in order to accomplish this pretty hard task, the developers want to fix no less than 72 issues within this popular browser. The first thing the Mozilla team needs to improve is the speed of their popular web navigator. And that would not be a great surprise, since everything that is being done has the same target. Things like automatically opening tabs, already activated SPDY and some other things are going to improve the user experience by offering a very fast navigation, functionality and also a more reliable tool. The access to different functions of Mozilla Firefox 13 beta has also been improved.
Even if this new browser looks like it’s going to be a pretty good one, don’t forget that it is still a beta version and, therefore, we don’t really advise you to use it as your primary choice, because some other bugs could be identified and they could affect your daily activity.
Firefox 12 has brought us 85 improvements which are more or less useful. The most interesting feature is the silent update. Even if Mozilla intended to integrate the new feature in Firefox 13, the software engineers working for the prestigious foundation have embedded it in the browser which has just been released.
‘Firefox has simplified the updating process for Windows users, dropping the User Account Control (UAC). Once a user gives its permission to Firefox browser in order to update automatically, since the first installment, next time the browser won’t access for updates permissions’. This is what is being written on the Mozilla official blog. This will mean that new versions of the popular browser, like Firefox 13, will be automatically installed without the user permission, as soon as they will be available on the official channel.
Last year, Mozilla has used the release strategy which we have seen for the first time at Google: several browser editions are being delivered during one single year. In the past, more than 12 months were necessary for a Firefox browser to be updated with a new version. This year, Mozilla already delivered the 10th, 11th and 12th version. And Firefox 13 is now in beta phase which means that it will be officially released very soon.
The most popular web browser in the world is still Internet Explorer, having a market share of 53.8%. It is being followed by Firefox with 20.5% and Google Chrome with 18.5%, according to Net Applications.
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