Firefox 5 Released

Mozilla has released Firefox 5 to public. There is no much different on interface between Firefox 5 and Firefox 4. Firefox 5 is upgrade of Firefox 4 with some new features to make the browser faster and user friendly. Mozilla has added better support for web standards, fixed some bugs, made performance enhancements and added a few additional code touches. It is the new rapid release process, a new version of Firefox every 3 months or so like Google does with Chrome web browser. With any luck, Mozilla expects Firefox to hit version 7 by the end of the year.

Some changes or new features on Firefox 5 according to release notes

  • Added support for CSS animations
  • The Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability
  • Improved canvas, JavaScript, memory, and networking performance
  • Improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas
  • Improved spell checking for some locales
  • Improved desktop environment integration for Linux users
  • WebGL content can no longer load cross-domain textures
  • Background tabs have setTimeout and setInterval clamped to 1000ms to improve performance
  • The Firefox development channel switcher introduced in previous Firefox updates has been removed
Firefox 5

Firefox 5 can be downloaded here. You can also download the latest development version of Firefox here.

You can also do automatically update from Help -> About Firefox and Check Update.

Next in line is Firefox 6, which is available in Aurora version for testing only. Firefox 6 will be released in about three months time.

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