FireFox For Mac Publisher's description
FireFox 3 For Mac OS X: Firefox 3 Beta is based on the new Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 27 months and includes nearly 2 million lines of code changes, making this the best Firefox Yet!
The Firefox browser is created by Mozilla, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web.
What is Mozilla?
WeвЂ™re a global community
of thousands who sincerely believe in the power of technology to enrich peopleвЂ™s lives.
WeвЂ™re a public benefit organization
dedicated not to making money but to improving the way people everywhere experience the Internet.
And weвЂ™re an open source software project
whose code has been used as a platform for some of the InternetвЂ™s most innovative projects.
Firefox protects you from viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware delivered over the Web. If you accidentally access an attack site, it will warn you away from the site and tell you why it isnвЂ™t safe to use.
Shop and do business safely on the Internet. Firefox gets a fresh update of web forgery sites 48 times in a day, so if you try to visit a fraudulent site thatвЂ™s pretending to be a site you trust (like your bank), a browser messageвЂ”big as lifeвЂ”will stop you.
Instant Web Site ID
Want to be extra sure about a siteвЂ™s legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on a site favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved? Check up on suspicious sites, avoid Web forgeries and make sure a site is what it claims to be.
Forget This Site
Having second thoughts about having visited a certain Web site? With this feature, you can remove every trace of that site from your browserвЂ”no questions asked!
Enforce parental control settings youвЂ™ve entered on Windows 7 вЂ” stop unwanted downloads and more.
Outdated Plug-In Detection
Some web pages require that you install small applications called plugins to watch videos, play games or view documents. These plugins are written by other companies, and it can be hard to make sure theyвЂ™re always up to date. Since outdated plugins are a security risk, Firefox will let you know when you have a plugin thatвЂ™s vulnerable to attack and direct you to the right site to get the updated version. View our plugin check page.
Clear Recent History
Clear all your private data or just your activity over the past few hours with a few quick clicks. You have full control over what to delete, and then your info is gone for goodвЂ”on your own computer or the one at your local library. ItвЂ™s that easy.
Sometimes itвЂ™s nice to go undercover, so turn this feature on and protect your browsing history. You can slip in and out of private browsing mode quickly, so itвЂ™s easy to go back to what you were doing before as if nothing ever happened. ItвЂ™s great if youвЂ™re doing your online banking on a shared computer or checking email from an Internet cafГ©.
Customized Security Settings
Control the level of scrutiny youвЂ™d like Firefox to give a site and enter exceptionsвЂ”sites that donвЂ™t need the third degree. Customize settings for passwords, cookies, loading images and installing add-ons for a fully empowered Web experience.
Firefox looks for a secure connection before installing or updating add-ons, 3rd party software, and Personas.
Firefox integrates elegantly with your Windows antivirus software. When you download a file, your computerвЂ™s antivirus program automatically checks it to protect you against viruses and other malware, which could otherwise attack your computer.
What's New in This Release:* The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting
* Streamlined the look of the site identity block
* Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
* Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
* Added support for window.matchMedia
* Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
* Improved usability of the Web Console
* Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
* Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
System Requirements:Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall