Firefox 5 Now Available For Download Via FTP

Update: Now Firefox 5 update is available from Firefox About page: Firefox menu > Help > About Firefox

Firefox 5 is now available for download, but only via FTP. Even it is says Firefox 5 or major update, but Firefox 5 look identical than its predecessor Firefox 4. The only major feature added is Tracking feature, you can find it in Firefox menu > Options > Privacy tab > select “Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked”. And this Firefox 5 is the first Mozilla Firefox in Mozilla‚Äôs new release cycle of smaller, more frequent upgrades, as opposed to huge ones every few years to keep their promise to deliver rapid release development cycle.

[quote sourceurl=”” sourcename=”Mozilla Official blog”]The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use all of the innovative features in Firefox. This release adds support for more modern Web technologies that make it easier for developers to build amazing Firefox Add-ons, Web applications and websites.[/quote]

Firefox 5 first impression

Even there are a lot of improvements, i tried to test it with Acid3 benchmark test, and the result is the score still the same 97/100. For browsing performance, i feel no different. The only different is some of my Firefox’s addons not working in this new Firefox 5. So now i revert back to Firefox 4 and stick with it until this Firefox 5 is ready and stable.

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  1. Some plugins like Daemon toolbar and IDM CC not working with Firefox 5

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