Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash.
Results from our beta testing show Firefox 3.6.4 will significantly reduce the number of Firefox crashes experienced by users who are watching online videos or playing games. When a plugin crashes or freezes while using Firefox, users can enjoy uninterrupted browsing by simply refreshing the page.
Mozilla recognizes that third-party plugins provide important functionality in many of today’s websites. At the same time, plugins can lead to problems for users as they browse. With the ability to automatically alert users when they have out of date plugins, and now crash protection, Firefox 3.6.4 allows users to experience all the content they love without any of the hassles. (If you’re not running Firefox, Mozilla recommends that you make a habit of visiting the Plugin Check page at http://www.mozilla.com/plugincheck/ to keep your plugins up to date.)
At this time Firefox offers crash protection for Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime and Microsoft Silverlight on Windows and Linux computers. Support for other plugins and operating systems will become available in a future Firefox release.
All Firefox users are encouraged to upgrade for free by using the “Check for Updates” function in the Help menu, or by visiting http://www.firefox.com. For more information, please visit:
* Crash Protection FAQ @ https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Crash_Protection
* Firefox 3.6.4 Release Notes @ http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/3.6.4/releasenotes/
* Plugin Check @ http://www.mozilla.com/plugincheck/