FireFox 3.1 Beta

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Now available FireFox 3.1 Beta

You can download here

Whats new in 3.1

* This beta is now available in 64 languages – get your local version.
* Improved the new Private Browsing Mode.
* Improvements to web worker thread support.
* Improved performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
* New native JSON support.
* Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
* Support for new web technologies such as the <video> and <audio> elements, the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, CSS 2.1 and 3 properties, SVG transforms and offline applications.

Known Issues

All Systems

* Dragging a tab onto the desktop doesn’t create a new window (see bug 475066)
* Occasionally Google Mail will fail to respond when creating a new filter, showing advanced search options, or clearing the spam folder. Reloading Google Mail fixes the issue (see bug 477101 and bug 478778)
* When returning from Private Browsing Mode, some sites served over SSL will not load properly (see bug 463256)
* Some users with older computers or slower Internet connections may experience choppy OGG video/audio playback (see bug 462667)
* Users who run this beta, then downgrade to a previous Firefox 3.1 Alpha or Beta, will be unable to use stored passwords (see bug 467463)

Microsoft Windows

* If you are using MS Natural Input 2002 v8.1, IME will automatically activate when certain text fields are focused. This is a known Microsoft issue (see bug 478882)

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