Firefox 10 coming January 31
Web browser developer Mozilla® plans to release the 10th Firefox® installment on January 31, bringing with it a handful of upgrades for web surfing on tablet computers and traditional PCs.
According to technology news provider Computerworld, Firefox 10 will automatically disable any add-on or application that isn't compatible with the web browser. This is part of Mozilla's upcoming "silent update mechanism," through which the developer will implement certain changes automatically, much like Google currently does with its Chrome™ browser.
The full silent updates feature is expected to launch with Firefox 13 in June 2012, Computerworld reports.
Firefox 10 will also introduce Extended Support Release (ESR) for businesses that cannot keep up with Mozilla's rapid, six-week upgrade schedule. Instead, Mozilla will update Firefox ESR every 42 weeks, which should help businesses make the necessary security and support adjustments before making the upgrade.
According to advertising research firm Chitika, Firefox's market share dropped 0.9 percent between November and December 2011. This has been a continuing trend in recent months, while other browsers like Chrome and Internet Explorer® have gained ground.