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Mozilla prepares for Firefox 3 Beta version

Just a few days before Mozilla officially unleashes Firefox 3 unto the rest of the world, we have had a sneak preview at the latest nightly build this morning.

Like most open source projects, Mozilla releases new versions of the browser every night although these are destined for developers and testers (opens in new tab) rather than for the general public.

You can download the files here

Firefox 3 is not very different from the existing Firefox and according to Downloadsquad (opens in new tab), the new browser will suck in all your existing content to make the transition as painless as possible.

Should you be unhappy with FF3, you can revert back to your previous Firefox with all your previous settings maintained.

The bookmark system has been reworked and updated and has been renamed places. Other changes include a better security system and a beefed-up plugin manager.

Speaking of plugins, it will be good to see whether most plugins will need updates or not.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.