Mozilla Makes Firefox 3.6 Beta Available For Download

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"This beta version of the next version of Firefox is built on the Gecko 1.9.2 Web rendering engine, containing many improvements for Web developers, add-on developers and users," according to a Friday post on the Mozilla Developer Center blog announcing the beta's availability for download.

Versions of Firefox 3.6 beta 1 are available for the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Mozilla lists several key new features in the beta:

Users can now change their browser's appearance with a single click, with built-in support for Personas.

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Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out-of-date plug-ins to keep them safe.

Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.

Support for the WOFF font format.

Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and startup time.

Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 Web technologies.