Firefox 6 has just been pushed out as downloads
Firefox 7 will consume relatively low memory and can run “drastically” quicker than previous versions according to major browser developer Mozilla.
While honestly said that “Firefox has a reputation for being a memory hog,” Nicholas Nethercote, one of Mozilla programmer touts a new effort called MemShrink was targeted at decreasing the RAM footprint of the famous free browser.
In addition to that, Nethercote has said that the new quickfire release planning meant that Firefox would appear in as little as three month’s time. Firefox 6 has yet to be released (officially) in a final version although the Aurora and Beta channels can be turned on by users desiring the latest features.
“We have had lots of feedback from early users that Firefox 7 feels faster, is more responsive, has fewer pauses, and is generally more pleasant to use than Firefox 4, 5 and 6,” Nethercote said of beta versions of Firefox 7.
Mozilla is also aiming to improve testing capabilities so next versions of the browser don’t “regress” back to memory hogging dilemmas of the past.
While officially due for release sometime tomorrow, the public release of Firefox 6, in what should be a final version, appeared on Mozilla’s FTP servers for download.