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Firefox 4 RC won't hit until 2011
New beta releases will continue

Firefox is one of the most popular browsers out there and Mozilla is always working on new features and upgrades for the browser. Fans of Firefox may have already tried out one of the beta versions of Firefox 4 that have been posted for users to try out while waiting for the final version of the new browser to land next month.

Bad news has come from Mozilla with Mike Beltzner posting to the group on Google Groups that the browser RC was being delayed until early 2011. However, new beta milestones will be released through December as bugs in the browser are fixed by the developers.

Beltzner points out that development is constant on Firefox 4 and progress is being made daily. The final launch date of Firefox 4 will come after the RC lands in early 2011. Beltzner wrote, "The frequent beta releases have been extremely helpful in identifying compatibility issues with existing web content, so we plan on continuing to release beta milestones through the end of December. Our estimate is now that release candidate builds will ship in early 2011, with a final release date close behind. Please note that, as always, this schedule is subject to change based on feedback from users and community members."

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RE: Too Late
By B3an on 11/2/2010 6:26:13 AM , Rating: 2
Just become Google release Chrome versions far more often does not mean progress on Chrome is any faster (this should be obvious but people dont seem to get it). Both companies work on these browsers daily, Google just have a (silly) version numbering scheme.
For instance, can you name any big changes in Chrome 9? 8? 7? i cant. They're just numbers, nothing more. And wheres the GPU acceleration? It's not in a BETA yet like with IE9 and FF4. It's certainly not going to appear before IE9 and FF have it it seems.

RE: Too Late
By bug77 on 11/4/2010 8:40:02 AM , Rating: 2
7 came with Flashplayer bundled, 8 had 2D hardware acceleration (enabled by default). 9 I haven't had a chance to look at. But their version numbering is as straightforward as it gets: each new major feature gets a new major release.

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