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Firefox 10 exits Beta, set for final release very soon

Mozilla is expected to release the final version of Firefox 10 on Tuesday and the browser brings very little notable new features aside from Firefox’s planned silent update mechanism and the launch of the “Extended Support Release” for businesses.

Mozilla has been working hard on implimenting a silent update mechanism for its popular Firefox browser. Currently planned for Firefox 10, this new silent update mechanism would minimize the amount of time it takes Firefox to launch after downloading an update.

Mozilla hopes to minimize the amount of time it takes the browser to launch after downloading an update, as well as enhancing the way add-ons are checked for compatibility during the update process to avoid any warning messages.

Mozilla is trying to compete with Google’s Chrome browser, which already has the silent update mechanism. Mozilla originally tried to implement this feature back in Firefox 4 but ran into some problems. Mozilla has yet to complete the feature in its full form and expects it to be completed in future versions of the browser.

Firefox 10 is also the first version of Firefox to start the new “Extended Support Release” for businesses. This allows for businesses to only download necessary and important security updates for Firefox and no longer have to deal with a new browser update every six weeks.

Firefox 10 is expected to be available later today at this official link. Or you can download them directly from the Mozilla FTP at the below link.

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