The latest version of the open-source Web browser gets back to its roots, putting new technology in the hands of its users, its developers say.
Smell that? It's update day for Firefox users.
The folks at Mozilla declared this morning that the latest flavor of the open source Web browser, 3.6, is ready for public consumption – essentially telling an army of users worldwide: "OK, go."
The real improvements of 3.6, though, may be behind scenes – for now at least. The latest Firefox lays the groundwork for developers to work further with the next generation of Web technologies. It supports the Web Open Font Format, CSS gradients, the HTML5 Drag and Drop API, the File API, and full-screen HTML5 video. What's all that mean? Basically, it moves us toward the vision of the browser as OS, where browsers perform tasks that were once reserved for separate pieces of software.