Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is also the second most widely used internet browser. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.
Mozilla announced recently that the company was 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 is hoping to incorporate this silent update mechanism in Firefox 10, which is slated for release in early 2012.