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Mozilla Rolls Out Third Beta of Firefox 3.1
Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 has been released. This milestone is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. This milestone includes improvements to private browsing mode, and better performance and stability with a new Tracemonkey engine.
Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 can be downloaded from the Firefox beta page. The Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Release Notes have more details, including information about what's new in Firefox 3.1 and what's been improved in this specific milestone. The Mozilla Developer News weblog's announcement of Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 includes more details of interest to developers.
The next beta release of Firefox will be labeled Firefox 3.5 Beta 4. The decision to rename Firefox 3.1 to Firefox 3.5 reflects the sheer volume of work that makes it feel more than a small update to Firefox 3.0.
A security and stability update for Firefox 3.0 was released recently. Firefox 3.0.7 includes fixes for several critical security and stability issues.