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Firefox grabs 25% of the web!

Firefox is steadily gaining in use. Last week, Web traffic monitoring firm Net Applications announced Firefox cleared 25 percent share of those using browsers worldwide–not dethroning Internet Explorer by any means but still winning over new users. Mozilla estimates there are more than 300 million Firefox users total, and this week said there are more than 300,000 testers using the Firefox 3.6 beta.

Test Drive Mozilla's New (incomplete) Supercar Browser: Minefield

Minefield is fast, furious… and incomplete. But its Javascript engine leaves Google’s Chrome and Webkit (Safari) in the dust. So what is Minefield? It’s pre-release/alpha version of a development branch of the Firefox browser. I that sounds too complicated, it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch to just call it Firefox 4 Alpha.

Sure, a lot of your plugins won’t work, and certain websites will make the browser crash. (Truthfully, that doesn’t make it all that much different from any other Mozilla upgrade I’ve run.) But if it’s speed you want Minefield has it in spades.

Download the latest nightly Minefield build for Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows.