As the commitment to develop next generation of Firefox 4, the Mozilla development team has released the seventh beta of Firefox 4. Similar to previous version, the Firefox 4 beta 7 is also based on the Gecko 2.0 Web platform and includes lot of features, enhancements and improvements for desktop users as well as developers.

The Firefox 4 beta 7 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Uses JagerMonkey, a new and faster JavaScript engine.
  • WebGL is enabled by default on Windows and Mac OS X. WebGL support requires an OpenGL-capable graphics card. Support for other graphics cards on Windows (specifically Intel GPUs) and Linux will be coming in a future beta.
  • Certain rendering operations are now hardware-accelerated using Direct3D 9 on Windows XP, Direct3D 10 on Windows Vista and 7 and OpenGL on Mac OS X.
  • Improved web typography using OpenType with support for ligatures, kerning and font variants.
  • HTML5 Forms API makes web based forms easier to implement and validate.

The latest Firefox 4 beta 7 is now available for free download at Mozilla official site. Just head to the following URL to access official Firefox 4 beta 7 download:

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Other localized versions can be downloading from here.

Update: Firefox 4