Here comes yet another pre-release version of Firefox 3. There's something special about this one though: it's the first Firefox 3 release candidate, so Mozilla could conceivably distribute it as a "final" release assuming testers don't find any show-stopping bugs over the next few weeks. If Mozilla's pitch that the beta 4 and beta 5 releases ought to be good enough for everyday use didn't convince you, the "release candidate" label probably should.
For users who've already played with the betas, Firefox 3 RC1 rolls in several new enhancements with the usual round of bug fixes. In Mozilla's words, those changes include:
One of the most noticeable UI tweaks in Windows Vista is the unified history and bookmarks browser, which now looks straight out of the Windows Photo Gallery:
You'll find download links for versions of Firefox 3.0 RC1 in most major written languages on this page. Mozilla also has general release notes pertaining to all Firefox 3 builds over here. The notes highlight some of the new features, design changes, and remaining hiccups.