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New Firefox version – any day now

Firefoxs next version is due for release any day now. Im trying out the release candidate. The release candidate looks good. The new release promises security enhancements, improvement to blocking of pop-up ads and even faster web navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance.

Another cool new feature is the ability to drag and drop tabs to reorder the sites opened in your browser. I find this useful because it now allows me to reorder tabs so that related sites are tabbed side by side. I open a lot of sites at the same time and my tabs tend to get too crowded. This ability to reorder tabs offers me a way to organize my browsing.

The problem with new versions is that the extensions take time to be updated. And the theme that I love Brushed still isnt compatible. Maybe these would be updated in time for the actual beta release.

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu City, Philippines. He is co-founder of the journalism start-up InnoPub Media.