Firefox 5.0 is live!

Summary:Mozilla has released Firefox 5.0 web browser.

Mozilla has released Firefox 5.0 web browser.

Three months following the release of Firefox 4.0, Mozilla has released the next incarnation of the browser in line with its new rapid development cycle.

It is important to note that Mozilla sees this release as a minor update for those already running Firefox 4.0.

Along with the desktop versions for Windows, Mac and Linux, there is also a version for Android.

Here's a list of changes:

Complete list of changes here.

The known issues are worth bearing in mind, especially this one:

  • For some users, scrolling in the main GMail window will be slower than usual (see bug 579260)

I've been using the Firefox 5.0 beta for a few weeks now and while there aren't any major UI changes of features, it's been a rock-solid release as far as I can tell so I can't see any problems for people moving up from 4.0.

By the end of the summer Firefox 6.0 will be out, and a few months after that expect to see Firefox 7.0

Topics: Enterprise Software


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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