The Mozilla Firefox 3.1 (dubbed as TraceMonkey) release promises faster loading of web pages. Unlike its predecessors, Firefox 3.0.1 and earlier versions, Firefox developers promise its users that this time around, Firefox 3.1 is a more stable release.
In addition to this, Computerworld stated in their website that
“One example is to use the browser as a very simple PhotoShop,” said Shaver. “[Editing an image requires] things that, for each step, takes the better part of a second. That’s not a great user experience. But [with TraceMonkey], now you have something that comes close to interactive performance.”
In relation to my previous post “Firefox 3.0.1 Errors and Crashes When Opening Web Pages With Flash Objects“, I sincerely hope Firefox 3.1 delivers its promise this time. If Mozilla wants to keep its lead in the web browser market, then the developers must make sure that the Firefox 3.1 TraceMonkey release means serious business and not monkey business. Many Firefox users at present are not happy with what happened to the fairly stable releases of Firefox in the past and are opting-in for other alternatives like Opera, Flock and Safari.