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Firefox 5 Officially Released; Download it Here!

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Fox Force Five!

Did it just feel like yesterday that you upgraded from Firefox 3 to Firefox 4? It really wasn't all that long ago, as Firefox 4.0 hit on March 22, 2011. Now just three months later, Firefox 5.0 is set to hit.

The official launch date of the new Firefox is June 21 ā€“ the longest day ā€“ but Mozilla has already released it to its FTP in final version form. Grab the latest Firefox 5.0 download for the platform of your choice in the links below:

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    Anonymous , June 20, 2011 6:26 PM
    Firefox 5, 6, and 7 are just minor changes. Instead of releasing it as Firefox 4.1, .2, and .3 they up the version number to appeal to the stupid majority, since they see Firefox as immature compared to IE 9 and Chrome 13
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    tykel , June 20, 2011 6:43 PM
    Anything to get the FF girl back up :p 
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    Anonymous , June 20, 2011 6:50 PM
    fine, you win, i'll click every Firefox headline if you insist..... someone needs to tell that poor girl to watermark her pix and start charging royalties
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    Hellbound , June 20, 2011 6:16 PM
    what was the point of ff4?
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    illo , June 20, 2011 6:24 PM
    dogman_1234Already had it Toms before the article. To tell everyone, there is nothing new...at the moment.


    heres the new...

    Added support for CSS animations
    The Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability
    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
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    Anonymous , June 20, 2011 6:26 PM
    Firefox 5, 6, and 7 are just minor changes. Instead of releasing it as Firefox 4.1, .2, and .3 they up the version number to appeal to the stupid majority, since they see Firefox as immature compared to IE 9 and Chrome 13
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    tykel , June 20, 2011 6:43 PM
    Anything to get the FF girl back up :p 
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    Anonymous , June 20, 2011 6:50 PM
    fine, you win, i'll click every Firefox headline if you insist..... someone needs to tell that poor girl to watermark her pix and start charging royalties
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    amk-aka-Phantom , June 20, 2011 7:36 PM
    You could make FF4 to look like FF3.6 in 2 minutes. Yeah, it sucks that interface got dumbed down. At least you can reverse it back to its normal state.
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    alidan , June 20, 2011 7:51 PM
    ill switch to 4 or 5 when their ram footprint also gets down to 3.5 levels.
    WHY do programs bloat when they get newer versions.
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    tsmatthx2 , June 20, 2011 8:06 PM
    Are you retarded? New programs, with more features, requires more ram lol. The first windows required what, 32MB or less to run? Now the common machine has 4-8GB ram. Because have more features now lol. It will always go up, for all of history. Because we get more....

    Tell a new crysis 3 or BF4 to use less ram but at the same time increase their graphics and content lol, good luck.
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    smuggl3r , June 20, 2011 8:08 PM
    I tried to switch from Firefox to Chrome, but I went back to Firefox. The reason: when I open a link in a new tab in firefox there is an option so that it will get focus automatically. In Chrome I can't do this. I have to click again on the tab I just opened. I clicked on the f***** link so that I can view it, not to hide it. Is it really that hard to understand, google?
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    fir_ser , June 20, 2011 8:55 PM
    Interesting.
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    carlhenry , June 20, 2011 9:34 PM
    smuggl3rI tried to switch from Firefox to Chrome, but I went back to Firefox. The reason: when I open a link in a new tab in firefox there is an option so that it will get focus automatically. In Chrome I can't do this. I have to click again on the tab I just opened. I clicked on the f***** link so that I can view it, not to hide it. Is it really that hard to understand, google?

    it's because you went to a new tab. is it really that hard to click the new tab you just opened, smuggl3r?

    anyway, i don't want to stray away from my main tab to the new tab since i usually click a ton of links to a new tab from the main tab. so going to the new tab automatically would ruin the experience - at least for me.

    then again, is it really that hard to click the new tab you just opened, smuggl3r?
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    shompa , June 20, 2011 9:36 PM
    When will Chrome/Firefox get RSS bookmarks? I don't understand people who have bookmarks and don't use RSS bookmarks. I want to see on my bookmark how many new articles there are on the site + when I use the bookmark a get a short RSS feed with all new articles.

    Static bookmarks are so 1995
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    PreferLinux , June 20, 2011 10:13 PM
    shompaWhen will Chrome/Firefox get RSS bookmarks? I don't understand people who have bookmarks and don't use RSS bookmarks. I want to see on my bookmark how many new articles there are on the site + when I use the bookmark a get a short RSS feed with all new articles. Static bookmarks are so 1995

    Firefox has them, and had them long before IE. Live Bookmarks, if you want their name. Mozilla owns the RSS feed logo, FYI.
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    fir_ser , June 20, 2011 10:36 PM
    Iā€™m still using version 3.6
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    alidan , June 20, 2011 10:41 PM
    tsmatthx2Are you retarded? New programs, with more features, requires more ram lol. The first windows required what, 32MB or less to run? Now the common machine has 4-8GB ram. Because have more features now lol. It will always go up, for all of history. Because we get more....Tell a new crysis 3 or BF4 to use less ram but at the same time increase their graphics and content lol, good luck.


    they have kept roughly the same ram levels for a long time.
    and with a browser like firefox, where extentions are the key to why it was so well liked, why add more bloat features that many of us dont give 2 @$%#s about, and let us add them later if wanted as extensions.

    we dont like bloat ever in things, even if we get more. what i hate is i have a program that is really fast for version 8, but it crashes allot, and is hard to start up at times. version 12 fixed that problem, but its so slow with all the bloat that its un usable for its purposes
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    alidan , June 20, 2011 10:43 PM
    smuggl3rI tried to switch from Firefox to Chrome, but I went back to Firefox. The reason: when I open a link in a new tab in firefox there is an option so that it will get focus automatically. In Chrome I can't do this. I have to click again on the tab I just opened. I clicked on the f***** link so that I can view it, not to hide it. Is it really that hard to understand, google?

    i set firefox to open new tabs under the current tab, than i right click and drag right to go to it and right click and drag left to go to the previous tab, love it so more than going to new ling automatically.
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    alidan , June 20, 2011 10:52 PM
    shompaWhen will Chrome/Firefox get RSS bookmarks? I don't understand people who have bookmarks and don't use RSS bookmarks. I want to see on my bookmark how many new articles there are on the site + when I use the bookmark a get a short RSS feed with all new articles. Static bookmarks are so 1995


    sage, i use a version i believe that was redone by a japanese person because sage wasnt officialy on 3.5 for a while. sage is probably the best rss option in firefox and a main reason i use it constantly
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