It’s barely six weeks since the world was handed Firefox 8 on the company’s rapid-release schedule, but version 9, which has just reached beta prior to release next week, continues the browser’s evolution with a number of mostly hidden improvements.
Most of the other improvements are marginal except for Apple users who get better support for themes and two-fingered swipe navigation for OS X Lion.
Version 9 arrives at a time of considerable challenge for a browser once rated the techie’s clear favourite. Only last week, StatCounter declared that Google’s Chrome had become the number two browser behind IE, a position that has long been Firefox's.
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