Firefox fans, start your browsers. On Thursday, Mozilla released Firefox 3.6, the latest update to its popular Web browser, bringing fixes, enhancements, and new features to the Web-surfing masses.
In addition, there are a number of under-the-hood enhancements in this release, such as support for the latest HTML5 specification, compatibility with the Web Open Font Format, the addition of CSS gradients, and exposed device orientation so developers can take advantage of which way a device is being held (think primarily mobile devices).
While Firefox 3.6 was originally slated to be a minor update that shipped in November of last year, Mozilla changed its development schedule earlier this month, taking Firefox 3.7, intended to be a more substantial update, off the schedule and beefing up the functionality of 3.6. The next major update is now expected late this year or in 2011.
Firefox 3.6 is a free download for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.