After months of testing and three RCs, Firefox 3.5 is now available for download! Strangely, its not yet available via Mozilla’s download pages but it is now downloadable via Filehippo and Softpedia. With Firefox 3.5 being the latest and fastest Firefox yet, its probably time to introduce to you folks what features you might expect to see should you choose to give it a go.
- Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
- The ability to provide Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
- Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
- Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
As a long time Firefox user and fan myself, I am keen on seeing whether this new 3.5 final release lives up to the saying “Firefox 3.5 treats videos as normal webpages”. What’s definitely useful will be private browsing in which Firefox won’t remember any of the pages you visit in its history when you’re in this mode. Tab tearing will also be commonly used by bloggers especially, this new function will allow drag and drop of tabs across different Firefox windows.
If you’ve already seen the video on what’s new with the new Firefox 3.5 below, scroll down for the download links!
- Update (30062009): http://www.mozilla.com/