Download Firefox 5 Final

By | June 21, 2011

Download Firefox 5 FinalWith the acceleration of the Firefox release cycle, Mozilla has released Firefox 5 Final ahead of the official release date that is June 21st.

Furthermore, with the release of Firefox 5 Final, you can expect to see the Firefox 6 Beta within two weeks.

What’s New?

According to the official changelog, the following version includes new web standards support, improves performance as well as memory usage and depending on how you look at it, no new usability features.

– 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 Beta updates has been removed


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  1. Daimon says:

    At 09:34 UTC still no FF5 at official download site

  2. Kristopher Miller says:

    The link in the post still goes to FF4.

  3. FForever says:

    That are new features? :D Are they kidding or smth? It should be Firefox 4.1.01 or smth.. Mozilla go back to your roots – less marketing, more coding

    • Armin says:

      Unfortunately marketing is what will get them the funding in the end so it needs to be done. You could also start spreading the word on Firefox yourself, especially to Internet Explorer users.

      • FForever says:

        Sorry bro, but Mozilla have enough money now. They need something to differentiate from other browsers and not just copying Chrome. Because now they only playing catch-up. And yes, I know that Firefox have much more features than Chrome but nothing interesting for most end users. Mozilla start innovating or you will face Netscape fate

        • Armin says:

          It is taking on features in Chrome, yes, but Chrome is nowhere near as customizable as Firefox. That is what differentiates Firefox. It is the most customizable browser out there. Oh, and it isn’t owned by a huge advertising firm eager to find out more about you so I am sure some will prefer to stick with Firefox. What Mozilla need to do is continue standard browser development and start marketing real good if they have enough money.

          • FForever says:

            This new faster FF development pace shows that Mozilla thinks that “continue standard browser development” is not enough. We will see what future brings but now Firefox 5 is only stabilized Firefox 4 :(

        • Rafael says:

          Mozilla has been aways playing catching up (after the Netscape originated innovations), but before Google was paying marketing them for it, now they have Chrome…

        • DWBH says:

          And Opera have more features than firefox.

  4. Shane Bundy says:

    This link is where the download should be but it says Mozilla haven’t finshed ‘qualifying’ Firefox 5 yet. I remember you could download releases before they were pushed to mirrors but I guess they’ve plugged it up this time around. :(

  5. Anonymous says:

    “expect to see the Firefox 6 Beta within two weeks”

    Cool. Now Mozilla is playing the numbers game

  6. Shane Bundy says:

    I know Mozilla were speeding up the release cycle but what’s with the 4, 5, 6, 7 version numbers?!

    Mozilla have been losing their touch ever since copying Google with the About Firefox box and the numbers. Whatever happened to *.1 or *.5? Is Opera the only major vendor using them?

  7. el_isra says:

    I’ve never agreed with launching new programs versions so quickly. I mean, download this version when there’s a beta for the next one? I guess that FF5 is that bad that FF6 is already under development or the differences between them are not so relevant to be major versions.

  8. greg. says:

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  9. Shane Bundy says:

    I can, it’s just that I don’t have any problems with the nightlies, although they do become slow after time which is why I have Opera 11.5 installed as well.