The latest version of Mozilla's Firefox 8 is now available for download, ahead of the browser's official launch later today.
While the design of Mozilla Firefox 8 is similar to version 7, the biggest change will be the ability to search Twitter in the URL bar. Other expected improvements include the way tabs are reloaded after crashes.
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Mozilla Firefox 8 comes just six weeks after the previous version of the open source browser, as part of the company's rapid release strategy.
The alpha version of Mozilla Firefox 9 is already available. This enables constant updates to the development of the browser before the final version of Firefox 9 is released.
According to the latest figures from browser market share monitor NetMarketShare, Microsoft's Internet Explorer currently holds 52% of the market for desktops followed by Firefox (22%) and Google's Chrome (18%). This compares to 2010, which saw a 61% share for IE, 24% for Firefox and 7.5% for Chrome.