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Mozilla's Firefox 4 to be released next week

March 18, 2011 | 11:27 am

Mozilla's Firefox 4, the latest iteration of its popular Web browser, is scheduled to be officially released Tuesday, and developers are already planning to launch three more versions later this year in an ambitious gambit to build on popularity for the open-source browser, according to a road map released by Mozilla.


The goal is to regularly update the browser without disrupting longer term projects, Mozilla said.

In July, Mozilla released a beta version of Firefox 4 and later pushed back its official release date from fall 2010 to this year. The new browser features an improved user interface with tabs on top of the URL bar (Mozilla deems this the "Awesome Bar") and additional features such as Switch to Tab, which makes it easier to locate open tabs when pecking out URLs.


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