Firefox 6 Hits the Web

By Steve Castaneda on August 17, 2011 in News - No comments

Firefox 6Last night, Mozilla decided to launch their next version of Firefox – Firefox 6. This updated browser for both the Mac and PC features a sleek new look and faster speed. I converted to using Firefox quite some time ago, but the only reason I’ll fire up Internet Explorer every now and then is to browse the MLS.

Which brings me to my next point. Why does it seem that MLS software is only optimized for IE? What gives?! I understand that a majority of internet users still use IE, but that’s only because they haven’t experienced the awesomeness that is Firefox 6 and Google Chrome. Trust me – the moment you fire it up, experience how useful the addons can be, and how much time the sync integration saves you as you travel from mobile to desktop, you’ll never want to go back.

InformationWeek details what to expect in Firefox 6:

  • Site-Specific Permissions (cookies, pop-ups, etc.)
  • Enhanced Site Identity Block (mostly for phishing sites trying to steal your information)
  • Faster Tab Groups
  • Improved Firefox Sync (keep bookmarks, passwords, and settings the same on all your workstations and mobile devices)
  • New Android Version
  • Developer Tweaks (probably not for you and I)

Download Firefox 6

Download Firefox for PC and Mac and check out Firefox Home if you’re not happy with how the web works on your phone at the moment.

About the Author

Steve Castaneda, Realtor has been in the real estate industry since Jan. 2005. He specializes in selling homes in Northwest Houston and spends his free time sharing his passion for technology by writing at TechForAgents and programming web applications. Follow him on Google or Twitter.

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