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FireFox 5 is released

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mozilla released their latest Firefox browser on Tuesday 21st June 2011.


This follows Mozilla's last major Firefox release, namely version 4, which was only launched a couple of months ago.


What's new:

  • The do-not-track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability, which privacy-aware users will be happy to learn.
  • Added support for CSS animations
  • Tuned HTTP idle connection logic for increased performance
  • 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.

By Andrew Sin, created on: 22/06/2011 08:00AM