Firefox 4 Beta 5 Released

By | September 9, 2010 | 19 Comments


Firefox 4 Beta 5 Released

As Firefox 4 Final nears its release, Mozilla released the fifth beta of its Firefox 4 web browser.

One of the key features in this version is a support for Direct2D hardware acceleration on Windows 7 machines that is now enabled by default.

Furthermore, Beta 5 introduces audio API which uses HTML5 (see video below), implementation of the HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) as well as hundreds of bug fixes and other improvements.

Thanks to Nox for the news tip.

Download Link: Firefox 4 Beta 5


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  1. monty says:

    Is this new audio API part of HTML5 or is it something that Mozilla created independently?

  2. Ichann says:

    If it is relevant to http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html then its part of html5?

  3. Tiago Sá says:

    I was going to point out that the gelocation-standard was developed independently by Mozilla, but then I though I’d better stay quiet.

  4. Daddylo says:

    Chrome release new version faster than FF release a beta version….
    I do not use FF but I am not scared to recommend to anyone if they do not like to use Opera.
    FF 3 has stability issues , my brotehr left FF and now use Chrome .. but I wish FF will be back to there form :) ……
     
    Daddylo

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