Mozilla has just released their latest web browser, Firefox 6, not long after releasing Firefox 5. Why so soon? Mozilla is gaining ground treading on the heels of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Google’s Chrome. After extensive competitive research, the new Firefox 6 contains some added features topping it’s predecessor and both the most recent versions of IE and Chrome.
So what’s new and improved?
Mozilla is looking to shake hands with web developers with their new and enhanced tools for developing the web faster and easier. There’s added support for APIs and a “Web Developer” menu. Firefox 6 contains more HTML5 support for the web designers. Plus, users are going to get more security. Building off the addition of Do Not Track in Firefox 5, Mozilla has set up a preferences pane that allows users to set site-specific security and privacy preferences. And, Mozilla Firefox 6 allows you to sync things across multiple devices, such as passwords and bookmarks.
If you didn’t know better, you might think you were looking at Firefox’s version 5. Firefox 6 is almost identical in appearance. The biggest difference is URL highlighting. The domain name in the address bar is now a darker font than the rest of the page’s address.