Mozilla Updates Firefox 4 Beta with Faster Graphics

Paul Lilly

There's a new version of the Firefox 4 Beta now available for download, and according to Mozilla, this latest release boasts "super fast graphics" and "incredible new audio capabilities." Word up.

Among the specific changes:

  • Firefox 4 Beta now takes full advantage of built-in graphics hardware in Windows PCs with DirectX 10, resulting in faster performance on graphics intensive websites
  • New support for the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) protocol for added security, giving websites the ability to auto-direct the browser to an encrypted connection
  • A new Audio API exposes the raw audio data housed within the <video> and <audio> elements in HTML5

If you're already testing Firefox 4 Beta, you should receive an automatic update. For anyone else interested in giving the upcoming browser a test drive, you can download a copy here .

Image Credit: Mozilla

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