Firefox 5 Beta Now Available
Written by Alan Friday, 20 May 2011 10:39
As of today Mozilla had officially pushed the Firefox web browser into it’s next era. Up until Firefox 4, the browser was a standard piece of software, but now they are moving into Google Chrome territory – a rapid release program. This era debuted with the release of Firefox 5 beta, which hit the ‘net today.
Firefox 5 is not tremendously different from version 4, but it does have a few differences. It has the usual performance and stability enhancements, and it also comes with two larger improvements. The first is support for the new CSS Animations Standard, which allows developers to build much better web experiences. The second is the addition of “channel switch”, which “lets users move between Firefox Aurora, Beta and Release channels to test features at various levels of development, quality and polish.”
The new Firefox is available for download over at the Mozilla Blog. Like all early betas you can expect a bug here and there and for your extensions to not work, but if you like living life on the bleeding edge of the internet then probably has your name written all over it. Tomorrow we hope to bring you a first look, after we have had a chance to put it through it’s paces.