Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Firefox 5.0 Final Web Browser for Linux/Ubuntu Released

Ladies and gentlemen, a few minutes ago (June 20th) Mozilla unleashed the stable version of the highly anticipated Mozilla Firefox 5.0 web browser for Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Yes! The final version of Firefox 5 is finally here, and it brings support for CSS animations, which will lead to amazing Web experiences. It also brings Location-Aware Browsing, channel switcher, performance and stability enhancements, and much more.

Mozilla Firefox 5.0 is supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, which means that it will run on any Linux distribution. However, Ubuntu 11.04 users will get a Firefox update on the official channels, very soon. Power up your Ubuntu 11.04 with Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition: Covering 10.10 and 11.04 (6th Edition).

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 will no longer be updated, it will be replaced by the new Firefox 5.0, which in time will become Firefox 6, Firefox 7, and so on.

Highlights of Mozilla Firefox 5.0:

· Firefox channel switcher;
· Location-Aware Browsing;
· Support for CSS animations;
· Increased discoverability by using the Do-Not-Track header preference;
· Improved canvas;
· Improved JavaScript;
· Improved memory usage;
· Improved networking performance;
· Better spell checking;
· Better desktop environment integration;
· Better standards support for HTML5, MathML, SMIL, canvas, and XHR;
· Improved performance for background tabs;
· Overall performance and stability enhancements.

These are just a few of the nice features that Mozilla Firefox 5.0 will bring on your desktop. If you want to learn more about the new additions, changes from previous versions and other improvements, do not hesitate to visit the official Firefox 5.0 website.

We've tested the new Mozilla Firefox 5.0 web browser on the Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system.
Find tips to optimize your Ubuntu 11.04 in Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition: Covering 10.10 and 11.04 (6th Edition) !

What are you waiting for? Grab Mozilla Firefox 5.0 binaries for Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) right now from Softpedia. Oh, and don't forget to visit our always up-to-date Firefox Extensions section for the latest add-ons!

Source: Softpedia