Firefox 4 Released!

Firefox 4

If you haven’t already heard the news, Firefox 4 is out and ready for download!

I’m still by far a Firefox loyalist; I use Google Chrome at the office on an underpowered, employer-owned PC where Chrome – which is admittedly leaner but unfortunately more feature-starved – runs a little better. On all of my other systems, especially my personal ones, I have Chrome installed, but Firefox and all of its glorious extensions are my true loves.

So while I’ve been hanging out and running the Firefox 4 betas, some of you may not have and have preferred to run the most recent stable versions – which means you’re missing out on great features like Firefox Sync, the new JavaScript rendering engine and HTML5 support, restart-less extension installs, and more. It’s also worth mentioning that Firefox 4 is fast. Really fast. Like “compete with Chrome” fast.

If you’re still a Firefox user, or you left Firefox because Chrome was faster, it’s time to go back and take another look to see if Firefox is back in the top spot, or at least meets your needs. It looks like the mantra of the Mozilla Foundation these days is that they’ll keep the browser fast, try to address user’s concerns about memory, but ultimately compete on features, not on lean-ness.

So, go grab a copy and give it a spin. You won’t be alone, you can see all of the people who have been downloading Firefox 4 here. Then when you have it installed, drop by and let me know what you think!

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