The next release of Mozilla’s popular web browser is now available for your consumption—and without all those pesky beta or release-candidate labels. You can grab Firefox 3.6 right now either through the Mozilla.com front page or this full download page, which points to Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux variants of the browser in a wealth of different languages, from Arabic to Welsh.
Here’s a list of features and improvements Firefox 3.6 brings over previous releases, in Mozilla’s words:
I’ve been using Firefox 3.6 release candidates for my day-to-day web activities since January 11, and the new browser does feel noticeably snappier than previous versions—especially in Mac OS X. Users fond of tabbed browsing take note, however: new "child" tabs now open after their parent tab by default, just like in Google Chrome. If the new behavior gets on your nerves, it’s possible to revert to the old system (wherein child tabs appear at the end of the tab list) by heading into the about:config settings page and flipping the "browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent" boolean. (Thanks to TR readers SH SOTN and David for tipping us off.)