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fr33k    2

Mozilla Firefox 5.0

Firefox 5 - faster, more secure, easier to use and sporting a new look, this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser innovation. Firefox is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows. View Web pages way faster, using less of your computer?s memory. Take Firefox with you wherever you go. Synchronize your browsing across multiple devices. Forget clunky URLs ? find the sites you love in seconds. Firefox has the most ways to customize your online experience specifically for the way you use the web. It is built with you in mind, so it?s easy and instinctive to use even the first time you try it. Thousands of Add-ons (little extras that augment Firefox to meet your unique needs) just waiting out there to help you do more, have more fun and be more creative online. Firefox keeps your personal info personal and your online interests away from the bad guys. Simply put, your security is our top priority.

Choose from 5000 free extras to make your browser look and function the way you want. An add-on can be a new time-saving toolbar button, a shortcut to search, a themed look, and more. Add-ons make browsing easier.

Easy Ways To Personalize:

? Add Style: Personas. Make Firefox match your style! Choose from thousands of Personas designed by users around the world, or create one yourself. With a single click you can dress up your browser however you want.

? Customize: Add-ons. Many of the most popular add-ons are extensions, little extras you download to add more bells & whistles to Firefox. Compare prices, check the weather, listen to music, update your Facebook profile ? all built right into the browser!

? Make It Work: Plugins. Plugins are small bits of third-party software built by companies like Adobe Systems or Apple to power videos, animation and games (examples include Flash Player or Quicktime). They can cause browser crashes or pose security risks when they get out of date, so we?ve built an easy tool to help you stay current.

? Adapt Your Interface. The Firefox interface has been designed by a team of experts and tested by a community of millions of users around the world to make sure your browsing is as easy and intuitive as possible. But, everyone has their own specific needs, and you can always adjust the interface to be exactly the way you like it: re-arrange, organize, add or remove buttons or fields to change your browsing experience however you want.

? Stay In Sync. Sync seamlessly connects your desktop and mobile Firefoxes, so you can access your browsing history, passwords, bookmarks and even open tabs no matter which device you use. Now you can surf the Web on your desktop, get up in the middle of browsing and have your open tabs ready and waiting on your mobile, just as you left them. Your browsing will never be the same!

Blazing Performance:

? Making the Web Faster. Fasten your seat belts! With faster start-up times, rapid graphics rendering and improved page load speed, Firefox is full of major performance enhancements you?ll notice instantly. Upgrades to DOM and Style Resolution performance mean pages load faster, scrolling up and down is smoother, and web applications can run at breakneck speed. It?s an entirely new ? and fast ? browsing experience.

? Web Application Speed. Web applications like mail, video or games keep getting more awesome, but they also require additional processing power to run smoothly. To meet these increasingly sophisticated demands, Firefox features a massively improved javascript engine called J?gerMonkey. As a result, Firefox handles even the most dynamic applications smoothly and easily, allowing you to enjoy the very best the modern Web has to offer.

? Hardware Acceleration. Whether you?re using Windows 7, Vista, XP or Mac OS X with Firefox, you?ll also enjoy hardware acceleration for many common operations, such as watching videos or playing games. Firefox uses a new layers-based graphics system that takes advantage of Direct2D and Direct3D on Windows and OpenGL on Mac to deliver amazing performance even on graphics-heavy sites.

Firefox Helps You Stay Safe:

? Protect Your Privacy. When you browse, you leave a trail of data that potentially contains all sorts of personal information. We believe this info belongs to you and you alone (and least of all to overzealous advertisers), and have built in features to ensure that?s the case.

? Browse With Security. Whether it?s buying a gift, paying your bills or simply signing in to Facebook, it?s important keep your personal info out of the hands of any online bad guys who might be snooping around. Fortunately, Firefox is packed with advanced security features to help you stay safe.

? Stay In Control. The online world is always changing, which is why we give you easy-to-use tools to let you adapt and make smart choices as you go.

? It?s Part of Our Mission. Mozilla is a non-profit organization with the goal of making the Web better for everyone. We?re not trying to make money off our users ? we just want you to have the best possible experience online, and that includes keeping you and your personal information safe and private.

New In Firefox 5.0:

? 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

Thanks to bogas04 for new what's new list for me to copy

Links:

Homepage

Add-ons for Firefox

Downloads:

Download Firefox 5.0 for Windows

Download Firefox 5.0 for Linux (x86, x64)

Download Firefox 5.0 for Mac

Other download sources:

BetaNews

MajorGeeks

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Samurizer    61

New In Firefox 5.0:

? Tab multi-select

? A new tab page

? Add-ons will get standardized toolbar support

? File upload indicator

? Home button will be replaced with a Home app tab

? In-browser preview for files such as PDF or MP3

? Taskbar web apps

? Identity manager

? Easy access to social media accounts for services such as Facebook and Twitter

Wait... what?

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Pam14160    303

I sure hope they really don't except me to read all that verbiage, also hope there is not going to be a test. :rolleyes:

Downloaded, and it indicates that this is a "Beta" release; no big deal though.

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scaramonga    202

What happened to 4.5?

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Udedenkz    51

Wait... what?

OP is trolling :)

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revanmj    23

New In Firefox 5.0:

? Tab multi-select

? A new tab page

? Home button will be replaced with a Home app tab

? In-browser preview for files such as PDF or MP3

? Taskbar web apps

? Identity manager

? Easy access to social media accounts for services such as Facebook and Twitter

?? PDF preview doesn't even exist in form of FF addon, new tab page just arrived in nightly versions and I never saw FF build with home tab, identity manager or taksbar web apps. Social integration is in beta in F1 addon, still not integrated with FF. Where did you take this information from?

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Ji@nBing    53

It seems EXACTLY like the last release to me...

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bogas04    198

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/5.0/releasenotes/

these are the real release notes. OP must have copied everything from some non mozillian site , say majorgeeks?

What happened to 4.5?

nothing happens to non existent things :)

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BoredBozirini    235

So is this for real or what?

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fr33k    2

obviously I copied the info. What is incorrect i will removed or modify

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Nexus-    7

will 4.0.1 autoupdate to this? or is it in a separate 'channel' like chrome releases?

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bogas04    198

will 4.0.1 autoupdate to this? or is it in a separate 'channel' like chrome releases?

it will update to firefox 5 after 21 june 2011

obviously I copied the info. What is incorrect i will removed or modify

Use these instead :)

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

Complete list of changes

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fr33k    2

it will update to firefox 5 after 21 june 2011

Use these instead :)

Thank You

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remixedcat    2,765

installed.... some critical addons not working like my realplayer one and my smooth scrolling one.... will wait a lil to use it...

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Bryan000    2

The changes in Firefox 5.0 seem smaller, yes. If you haven't been following along very closely, they have changed their development and release process to be more like Chrome's. There will be releases more frequently, with new features added gradually over time.

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remixedcat    2,765

the thing is it will break add-ons quicker... hope they have a new system for that that allows the older ones to work easier....

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Boo Berry    2,264

It's just the Firefox 5.0 candidate, perhaps not the true final yet.

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George P    3,461

You know they could have just called this FF 4.1. I don't get the need or reason to follow in googles footsteps and pump the major version number for minor updates like this.

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remixedcat    2,765

GP007.... right on.

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bogas04    198

the thing is it will break add-ons quicker... hope they have a new system for that that allows the older ones to work easier....

they are working on a version bumping system

The changes in Firefox 5.0 seem smaller, yes. If you haven't been following along very closely, they have changed their development and release process to be more like Chrome's. There will be releases more frequently, with new features added gradually over time.

Also , FF5 had small development period , FF6 and 7 might reflect more changes.

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fr33k    2

If your favorite add-ons are currently incompatable with a new release try this:

save the add-on .xpi to your desktop

rename the .xpi to .zip

open the zip and extract the install.rdf

open the install.rdf with any text editor

find <em:maxVersion>4.0.*</em:maxVersion> could be any version number

edit to <em:maxVersion>5.0.*</em:maxVersion>

save and put back in zip overwriting the original and save zip

rename .zip back to .xpi

open firefox and "install add-on from file" find modified .xpi

If the add-on is still broken wait for proper although it will more than likely work just fine.

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remixedcat    2,765

Thanks for the tip ;) I'll try it.

but the realplayer one will be tricky...

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furyshinobi    4

Thanks for the update (Y) I'm just going to wait for it to autoupdate.

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bogas04    198

Thanks for the update (Y) I'm just going to wait for it to autoupdate.

wait for a week

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