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.
What sucks ?
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 .
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.