Firefox 3.7 to feel need for speed with multicore boost
Mozilla revs up browser
Mozilla's Firefox 3.7 looks set to take a step closer to competing with Google's Chrome and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 in the speed stakes, according to results of a pre-release version tested by a browser enthusiast.
A blogger at My Outsourced Brain put a very rough-round-the-edges version of Firefox 3.7 through its paces.
As noted by Slashdot, it contains the early stage features of a project that Mozilla has dubbed Electrolysis, which is the open source outfit's efforts to catch up with IE 8 and Chrome on multicore processor support.
The MOB blogger tested the pre-release version of Firefox 3.7 in parallel with the current iteration of the browser - 3.5.
But, if this independent tinkering with an unstable version of Firefox 3.7 is anything to go by, then Mozilla appears to have made vast speed improvements over the browser's predecessors.
Have you got your hands on a pre-release version of Firefox 3.7 yet, and if so, what's your take? Let us know by posting a comment below. ®
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