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Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Download, First Look

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Mozilla has just pushed out Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 to their servers, marking the first major step toward the official 3.1 release. Luckily we've already covered a lot of the features you can expect, so hit the jump for a closer look at what Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 brings to the table.

Faster JavaScript

We've shown you just how fast Firefox 3.1 is compared to other browsers, and most of that is due to the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. Despite the fact that TraceMonkey comes built into 3.1, you still have to know how to enable it to take advantage. Here's how it works:

1. Open about:config in your browser.
2. Paste javascript.options.jit.content into the filter.
3. Double-click the remaining preference to set the boolean to true

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