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Netvibes (heart) Firefox 3

The “web 2.0” has already seen many applications apply more and more demand to web browsers, challenging their memory management, speed, stability and standard supports. Thus, the major browsers have been working very hard over the past several months to update and optimize their lead products.

In this context, we are very happy to welcome the brand new release of Firefox 3 today.

Beyond lots of new features (detailed list available here) Firefox 3 is definitely faster and lighter than the current Firefox version. So far, tests using the SunSpider framework have shown Javascript, which Netvibes is intensively using, to be running up to 3 times faster which should result in immediate benefits to our users. Memory consumption seems to also be better managed which should improve heavy and lengthy usages.

For all of these reasons, the Netvibes team is recommending to its Firefox users to migrate to this new release.

Finally, to totally enjoy Netvibes on Firefox, don’t forget to install the netvibes addon to immediately add and share content directly from Firefox.

Edit: Firefox website are down right now because of the number of downloads. It is easier to download Firefox 3.0 on the japanese website.

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