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Mozilla has pushed back the release of its Firefox 3.6 beta by another week, although an early build of it is now available for any brave testers out there desperate to tinker with it from today.

The open source browser maker had tentatively pencilled in 13 October as the date the first and possibly only beta of Firefox 3.6, codenamed Namoroka, would rock up.

But that deadline has slipped into next week, with the beta now expected to have synchronicity with Microsoft’s official launch of Windows 7 on 22 October, by landing just one day ahead of the OS.

“A beta is indeed available, but I would like to clarify that the Beta programme for Firefox 3.6 has not yet launched, this is a test build, not necessarily Firefox 3.6 Beta 1,” cautioned Mozilla.

It confirmed that Aero Peek tab previews have been enabled in the outfit’s current layout engine, Gecko 1.9.2., which will be handy for Windows 7 users. The updated browser will include lightweight themes, improvements to the org's TraceMonkey JavaScript engine and an optimised session restore.

As we’ve reported previously, Firefox 3.6 will be a minor upgrade to the popular browser and is expected to arrive before the year is out. ®

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