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Mozilla has pushed out another beta for Firefox 4, just nine days after the last test build iteration of the forthcoming browser arrived.

Firefox 4 beta 10 comes with very few changes, given that the browser is at a stable stage and was granted the all-important feature complete level late last year.

The browser will come loaded with Mozilla's JaegerMonkey Javascript engine extension, additional hardware acceleration, and will allow coders to build plug-in-free 3D graphics via WebGL. Firefox 4 has been built on the open source outfit's Gecko 2.0 web platform.

Mozilla is now in the business of bashing any remaining bugs on the head prior to the final release of Firefox 4, which is expected at the end of next month.

The latest test build comes with compatibility and stability improvements for surfers using Adobe Flash on Apple's Mac OS X. There's also better memory usage and support for a graphics driver blacklist.

But that's about it. Beyond this iteration, Mozilla said one more beta will be probably be set free, followed by a Release Candidate build and then, finally, it should be showtime for Firefox 4 in February. ®

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