Firefox 3 Beta 3 now available for download

Beta. So, don't download this unless you want to play. Details here.

Here's the skinny:

  • Improved security features such as: better presentation of website identity and security including support for Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager.
  • Improved ease of use through: easier add-on discovery and installation, improved download manager search and progress indication in the status bar, resumable downloading, full page zoom, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that uses an algorithm based on site visit recency and frequency (called “frecency”) to provide better matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types.
  • Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, JavaScript 1.8, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support.
  • Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 350 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint.

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I had installed the original Beta 1 and it was absolutely horrifying. I'll wait until the first RC particularly since I rely on add-ons like flashblock, adblock, etc. which probably aren't available for 3 yet.

Does this resolve the "hang while resolving proxy" bug?

Am I the only one who thinks that with each passing release of Mozilla (obnoxiously updated semi-daily), it just gets less stable and crappier? Both Mozilla and Winamp would be better if they hadn't been touched since 2004.