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Mozilla posted the first builds of the Release Candidate of Firefox on its FTP servers: Time for a first comparison with IE9 RC, its main rival. How fast is Mozilla’s Firefox 4 RC1?
At the time of this writing, Mozilla’s Firefox 4 RC has not been released, at least not officially. However, the first build of the release candidate was available openly for some time last Friday and we accepted the invitation to take a closer look.
According to Mozilla’s developer posts, the Firefox team does not expect to make any more changes to the code of the posted RC (build1) and release it as the final version in the near future. In fact, the version posted on Mozilla’s FTP server was built from the Firefox 4.0 beta 13-pre builds based on the Mozilla 2.0 core. The version number of the browser tested in this article is “4.0″ and not “4.0 RC”. We feel confident that the browser on our computers is the version that will be released early in the week as Firefox 4.0 RC.