Firefox fans have reason to celebrate, the first beta of the upcoming Firefox 4 is here and there’s plenty to like. Firefox 4 Beta 1 is just the first step, of many, towards the final release. Firefox explorer, considered to be the largest rival of Microsoft Windows’ Internet Explorer, has upgraded to its newest version with multiple technologies in line with future Internet developing trend.
With Firefox 4 Beta, Mozilla introduces a brand new interface. It takes cues from Google Chrome and other browsers by placing the tabs on top by default (in Windows only; it’ll come to Mac OS and Linux later on), and hiding the menubar (instead, a new Firefox button provides access to commonly used commands). Firefox 4 Beta also features bolstered HTML5 support, adds full WebGL support for 3D rendering within the browser (though it’s disabled by default at this time), and adds support for Google’s new WebM video format.
Mozilla provides its Firefox users with versions used in operation system including Microsoft Windows, Apple’s Mac and the Linux OS. The newly released beta version of Firefox is expected to widely compete with IE as the most popular Internet browser in the scientific arena.