Windows/Mac/Linux: Firefox 4 Beta 7 is out, and it’s an impressive preview of the final release. Mozilla has let loose the JaegerMonkey engine, enabled hardware graphics acceleration on Windows and Mac, and integrated Sync and the awesome Panorama/”Tab Candy”.
Mozilla says their JaegerMonkey compiler, combined with their other improvements, leaves Firefox 4 with a seriously impressive engine for rendering web pages and interpreting web apps and games. Their chart of three benchmark tests, including their own, shows what looks like some serious improvements, at least over their previous releases (and we can’t wait to put them to the test):
In addition to the raw code and horsepower additions, Mozilla also notes the inclusion of hardware-based graphics acceleration in this beta, along with more obvious integration of previous experiments like Sync, Pannorama and App Tabs.
Firefox 4 Beta 7 is a free download for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Download it, give it a spin and tell us what you think of the new browser and its liquored-up simian core.
Republished from Lifehacker