Firefox 5 Officially Released; Download it Here!

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 – the longest day – 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:

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Hellbound
    what was the point of ff4?
  • dogman_1234
    Already had it Toms before the article.

    To tell everyone, there is nothing the moment.
  • illo
    dogman_1234Already had it Toms before the article. To tell everyone, there is nothing 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
  • 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
  • robochump
    FF4 is the new MS Vista!
  • tykel
    Anything to get the FF girl back up :P
  • 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
  • mickrussom
    Firefox 4 was trash. Rubbish. It was a cut down version. It was trying to be like Chrome. It sucked at that. It was bad at being Firefox. I will stick with 3.6.xx for a while now since the Firefox losers are off their rockers and are trying to be something they are not. They are kiddies trying to be MOAR LIKE CRHOME, and its failing badly. They have trash useful features and over simplified the UI - its like the Ribbon bull that Microsoft pulled or the no classic start menu. Computers are taking huge steps back. I have an Ipad2, sucks. I like the gamer box and the MBP a lot better, I can do a lot A LOT more with it. I think direction things are taking is to make software crap. Simple crap. I'm very upset that complexity, features and configurability is giving way to idiocracy.
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    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.
  • alidan
    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.