Mozilla has just released Firefox 7, which promises a faster browsing experience—especially for the tab-happy crowd. The release comes just over a month after the company released Firefox 6 and is part of Mozilla’s new six-week plan of rapid iteration.
The release of Firefox 7 marks the first implementation of MemShrink, Mozilla’s plan to shrink memory consumption for a faster—and more stable—browser experience, says Venture Beat’s Jolie O’Dell. The new Firefox reduces memory usage by 20 to 50 percent, which should help those who engage in multi-day browsing sessions or typically have a ream of open tabs.
Mozilla’s improvements aren’t just on the user side, though. Developers will also enjoy a faster HTML5 Canvas element and support for the Navigation Timing spec for monitoring page performance within the page.
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