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Mozilla releases Retina display-ready beta of Firefox web browser

Mozilla on Monday announced that the latest beta of its popular Firefox browser supports the high-resolution display found in Apple's 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models.

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The new Firefox 18 beta comes nearly three months after Google first offered support for Apple's high-resolution laptops in July with Chrome for Mac, and joins a short list of third-part applications that are Retina-ready.

In addition to the Mac-only Hi-DPI support, Firefox 18 comes with improved JavaScript handling via Mozilla's JavaScript JIT compiler, dubbed IonMonkey, which promises fast code handling on ARM, 32-bit and 64-bit machines. Other enhancements include preliminary support for WebRTC, the HTML5 and Java API-based real-time communications project, and a built-in PDF viewer.

According to the release notes, Retina MacBook Pros running OS X 10.7 and up are supported.