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2006800168 So, finally the wait is over! Previously we have discussed on the possible release date of Firefox and also about its RC (Release Candidate). Well, good news for every Firefox lovers, The king of browser has hit the web with a bang!

I got this update yesterday morning and even after updating it to the latest Firefox 3.5 I again downloaded it, just to give it away to my friends! The new version is superb is terms of speed, smart in terms of features and cool in terms of looks! The new Firefox logo really depicts something big this time and that is the awesome revolution the browser is carrying!

Below we have figured out some new features of Firefox 3.5 and also have included a self-recorded video to give you the actual impression. Also we have highlighted the new features of some new Addons! So please read on…

The new Firefox, with new looks and smart features:

Firefox screen Apart from all the new feature the Firefox 3.5 really gives, here is a note of our personal experience with the browser!

  • Much better Browsing speed and system performance! Although on my new PC Firefox has merely hanged only for a few time, but Firefox 3.5 seems much faster and more over stable! Also we can see improved browsing speed for many site. JS files loads earlier in the background giving more speed for browsing and page-loading…
  • The break Tabbed feature is really cool! This was may be the only thing which Firefox was lacking from its competitor Chrome and Safari!
  • The private browsing mode surely comes handy when using on your friend’s or a public PC!

Below is a complete list of Features from Firefox Release note:

  • Available in more than 70 languages. (Get your local version!)
  • Support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio. (Try it here!)
  • Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
  • Better web application performance using the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
  • The ability to share your location with websites using Location Aware Browsing. (Try it here!)
  • Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
  • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Support for new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, <canvas> text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms

Also have a look at the video below to get an idea of what we are actually talking about! (Video taken by Swashata, greenTechspot)

Download link and update option:

So what are still waiting for? Update it now or download from the official site!

  • Click on Help > Check for update to automatically update the latest version
  • Alternately Download the Firefox 3.5 from here

A sneak peek to the future Addons:

Firebug Do you remember the Firebug and Glasser Addon we have discussed before! Well, under Firefox 3.5 it looks much improved. The new Firebug 1.4.0b3 looks simply stunning and is much more powerful than before, whereas the All-Glass Firefox Addon works great under the new engine. Have a look at the video and you will understand by your-self!

Well I hope you too have enjoyed the new Firefox like us. Mozilla has really released something big this time! Do let us know about your experience through your comments. Also don’t forget to visit our collection of Addon-Galleries to personalize Firefox exactly the way you want…

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