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Mozilla has launched Firefox 5, the first in its rapid-release development cycle . Seems Firefox is following Google chrome by releasing new versions more rapidly but with less differences compared to the previous versions .


And i can certainly say that Firefox 5 comes off the major success of Firefox 4 that promised a host of important updates . Mozilla launched this 5th version of Firefox after five long weeks of testing on the Firefox Aurora channel  .

Firefox 5 looks pretty much identical to Firefox 4 . Everything we said in our Firefox 4 review applies to this release with these new additions :

Easy control over Privacy

Mozilla’s Do Not Track feature respects your privacy and gives users more control over the way their browsing behavior is tracked and used on the Web by allowing them to tell the websites they visit that they want to opt out of online behavioral tracking.

More Efficient , More Open

This means fast and more faster than previous version . It Supports an Open Web with improved standard support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL and canvas . The new Firefox Add-on SDK for Windows, Mac and Linuxenables local development of add-ons, meanwhile, and the Firefox Add-on Builder Beta provides a hosted Web-based build environment. The new version of the multiplatform software also adds support for CSS animations.

Mozilla says that in this version of Firefox WebGL content can no longer load cross-domain textures. WebGL is an API by which websites can display 3D imagery. It utilises the end user’s graphics hardware to render complex images.

Apart from more than 1,000 bug fixes, Mozilla has added support for Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) animations (another method of animating web content besides using JavaScript) and moved the do-not-track header preference to make it easier to find. Do-not-track is a privacy feature giving better control over online behavioural tracking.
Mozilla also says there is improved canvas, JavaScript memory and networking performance. Canvas is part of the HTML5 standard giving users the ability to script rendering of bitmaps and 2D shapes dynamically.

What sucks ?

There were are still incompatibility issues with some addons in Firefox 4 and there are even more in 5 ! I still cant understand why aren’t these addressed before these releases , especially those that relate to security programmes? That makes me attached to my Dear Chrome .

Firefox 5 is a less radical update with fewer but important features added. There is an increase in JavaScript and memory performance, and continued support for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. This can be tolerated because of shorter release schedule.

Mozilla provides Firefox 5 for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X in a variety of languages. User can get the latest released version of Firefox by clicking here.

7 thoughts on “Firefox 5 now available for download

  1. Reply cheap designer handbags Jul 9,2011 10:52 am

    i upgrade my previous FF and now i am using FF 5.it works much better than the previous edition.

  2. Reply Jamal@broccoli soup Aug 8,2011 5:42 pm

    The main issue with Firefox 4.0 and 5.0 is unavailability of addons.

  3. Reply Andrew Clarke@primelending texas Oct 7,2011 5:24 am

    Due to the incompatibility issues with the addons, a lot of Firefox users have actually switched already to Chrome. These updates should have attended a lot of those issues already but it seems that there are still problems. Now Chrome is slowly having a very strong and loyal users. Mozilla, I’m sure, is aware of this thus should act fast in attending to these issues.

  4. Reply Maja@fantastic sams Nov 4,2011 6:59 am

    I am user of Chrome. By reading this post I have intention to use the new version of FireFox.

  5. Reply bilal@cheapdesignerhandbags Jan 3,2012 10:48 pm

    i love to have mozilla instead of firefox … mozilla works much better

  6. Reply Vmware Reseller Jan 13,2012 5:15 pm

    I have to say, I haven’t upgraded my Firefox yet, but after reading this, i’m definitely going to! Thanks for sharing.

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