Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Latest Version of Firefox 4 is Lighter

Mozilla significantly improve the performance of their browser from the latest beta version 7 of Firefox 4. What are the advantages? Overall, the Mozilla add a new iteration called JägerMonkey (JIT) JavaScript compiler, which is the support for hardware accelerated graphics for OS X and Windows. This feature allows the ability to display 3D images without the need to plug in via WebGL.

"With Firefox SpiderMonkey JavaScript now combines new JägerMonkey JIT compiler, which along with enhancements to existing TraceMonkey JIT and SpiderMonkey's interpreter, adding up to speed really show off kay Web applications,  you'll see this faster start-up time, increase page load speed and performance of web applications," explained engineer at Mozilla Jay Sullivan.

According to Jay, support for hardware accelerated graphics also help to optimize and improve the performance of the browser.  "It allows websites to load and respond faster to a rich and interactive content such as web, game or photo application. In Windows, including Windows XP, hardware acceleration is done by using DirectX technology in Mac OS X, it is done using OpenGL," said Jay.

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