In addition, Mozilla also just announced that it is bringing per-window private browsing to Firefox. For the time being, this feature is only available in the experimental Nightly versions of Firefox, but it will find its way into the stable release channel early next year.
Per-windows private browsing allows users to open private windows without having to close their entire browsing session. Currently, Firefox users who want to launch a private browsing session have to close all of their tabs (they can return to them after they end their private browsing session).
As Mozilla points out, adding this relatively small feature was actually a “huge project,” as the team had to redesign the existing private browsing system from scratch.
The current Nightly version of Firefox 20 is scheduled to move to the slightly more stable Aurora channel in early January and will continue to make its way through Mozilla’s release channels from there.
The Firefox OS Simulator is an extension for Firefox that allows developers (or anybody else who is interested in trying out Firefox OS) to test their apps for Mozilla’s new mobile operating system without having to get a compatible phone.
While this is a 1.0 release, Mozilla still considers this to be a preview, “both because the Simulator is new and because Firefox OS itself is still in development.”
If you want to give it a try, just download the extension and you should be good to go. The screencast below also gives you a detailed explanation for how to get started with the simulator.
Born from Netscape’s 1998 open sourcing of the code base behind its Netscape Communicator internet suite, Mozilla Firefox currently holds approximately 22.48% of the world market for internet browsers as of April 2009. Version 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004 after a series of name changes, and within a year close to 100 million downloads of the browser technology had occurred. The following two years saw upgrades to version 1.5 in November 2005 and 2.0 in October 2006....