Mozilla has released the final build for Firefox 3.6.4 software upgrade. The free download of Firefox 3.6.4 is available and if you’re using Firefox, you will receive the notification that this update is already available. Along with several bug fixes, the most important improvement on this particular update is that Firefox is now equipped with crash-protection from faulty third-party plug-ins. Just like the fast Google Chrome Browser, Firefox users will no longer experience total browser meltdown from errant web plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Apple Quicktime. You can also download the full version of Firefox 3.6.4 from http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.6.4&os=win&lang=en-US (copy the whole URL and paste it in your web address bar).
Both Windows and Linux versions can already enjoy this crash-free plug-in use in Firefox. Your browsing will no longer get interrupted if and when Adobe Flash fails to play. You can just reload the same page and try to load the plug-in again. Mac OS X users will still have to wait for the next Firefox update to get the same protection. Mozilla people has not elaborated whether this protection from plug-in crashes includes all third-party add-ons or only limited to Flash, Silverlight, and Quicktime. There are other plug-ins that also delivers deathblows to Firefox. One I can think of is PDF. I hope this Firefox 3.6.4 update will mean I will no longer experience browser death from loading large PDF files.