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RC1 Paves the Way For the Final Release of Firefox 4

Firefox 4 has finally graduated from beta testing to the release candidate stage. Even better, according to Mozilla’s weekly meeting notes, there are no show stopping bugs and “no need for an RC2 has been identified.”

If you’ve been using the Firefox 4 betas you’ll automatically be updated to RC1. If you’ve been waiting for something more stable than a beta, you can grab the release candidate from the Mozilla downloads page.

The latest Firefox 4 build offers “general stability, performance, and compatibility improvements.” Mozilla also reports that it has fixed more than 8,000 bugs since the first beta of Firefox 4 was released eight months ago.

The best news for long-time Firefox fans is that over 70 percent of Firefox add-ons have been updated to work with Firefox 4. If your favorite add-on hasn’t yet been marked as compatible with the latest release, you can help test it using the Firefox Add-ons Compatibility Reporter.

With the major bugs out of the way and the new features working as they should, Firefox 4 will likely arrive in final form very shortly, possibly as early as next week.

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