Firefox 9 Released, Up To 30% Faster JavaScript Rendering [News]

Mozilla has released the latest version of its popular Firefox web browser, with improvements to the JavaScript rendering engine that could yield speed bumps of 30% over the previous release. According to Mozilla, the new Type Interface feature in the browser’s SpiderMoney JavaScript engine integrates with the existing compiler to deliver more efficient code in less time.

Other highlights of the release include Mac OS X Lion support, with Firefox for OS X now featuring a two-finger swipe gesture for navigating between websites. Also new for the Mac version is an enhanced Lion-friendly user interface, which also makes surfing the web with multiple monitors more straightforward.


Firefox 9 Released, Up To 30% Faster JavaScript Rendering [News]