Skip to main content

Mozilla launches Firefox Release Candidate 2 (RC2) for Public Preview

The long awaited Mozilla Firefox Release Candidate 2 (RC2) has been released; Though, as of now, it is made available for development testing, its final release is scheduled in mid-June.

Mike Beltzner, Vice President of engineering, has confirmed the release through a blog post, where he wrote “It includes new features, as well as dramatic improvements to performance, memory usage and speed.”

However, the introduction of RC 1 could stop the errors to appear and hence, Mike Beltzner, has clearly stated the indispensability of RC 2 release on a post at Mozilla's Google Group, on May 27.

RC 2 has significantly improved the memory usage, as it consists of an automated cycle collector which collects the broken memory cycles, and a memory allocator which checks the fragmentation.

It also stands out in security concern, as it is equipped with site information tools and web-forgery protection page, which checks the unauthorized access to your connection.

Various useful entities like cookies, bookmarks, history etc, are stored in a secured database, which secures the data from getting lost owing to system crash.

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 ITProPortal.com 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.