As we all know, Mozilla recently released the stable version of Firefox 4 and that took more than one year to be developed. Well that scenario is about to change now because Mozilla has started a rapid development program similar to Google Chrome and are planning to release a new version of Firefox every three months. At this rate, Firefox may end up with version 7 this year.
Mozilla yesterday uploaded the final version of Firefox 5 to their FTP servers. However, there is no sign of this new release in the Firefox website. According to recent announcements, Mozilla will be officially releasing the final version of Firefox 5 on June 21, 2011. If you want to try the final version now, you can do so by downloading the installers from the Mozilla FTP servers.
New Features in Firefox 5:
- Added support for CSS animations
- The Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability
- 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
Download Firefox 5 Stable: