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Mozilla has just released the final version of Firefox 3.5. As I noted in my review of the release candidate, JavaScript performance — critical for many web apps — is massively improved thanks to the new TraceMonkey engine, making 3.5 feel very fast indeed. I tried […]

Mozilla has just released the final version of Firefox 3.5. As I noted in my review of the release candidate, JavaScript performance — critical for many web apps — is massively improved thanks to the new TraceMonkey engine, making 3.5 feel very fast indeed. I tried running the final release through the Sunspider performance benchmarks, and it doesn’t look like there are any major differences between it and the release candidate.

In addition to improved performance and standards compliance, Firefox 3.5 also features new privacy controls, location-aware browsing, and the ability to play video and audio content without using plugins. A quick video tour of the new version is available here.

Firefox 3.5 is a free download for Windows, Mac and Linux from Mozilla.

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  1. Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.5. It is Worth Downloading Now Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    [...] here. Firefox 3.5 is a free download for Windows, Mac and Linux from Mozilla. (The post was originally posted on Web Worker Daily which has also reviewed the release candidate for this new [...]

  2. Too bad they added a feature that gives another meaning to “web workers”… https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Using_DOM_workers

  3. Need to update the post icon to the new Firefox logo ;-)

    Be sure to confirm your add-ons (plugins) have already been updated to support the new version before upgrading.

  4. Rise of the Netbook: Dell Mini 10 Gains Location-Aware A-GPS Option Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    [...] for Internet Explorer and Firefox, to help localize web searches, social gatherings and more. With today’s release of Firefox 3.5 and its own internal location-awareness features, you probably don’t even need the Loki [...]

  5. You can also download the Intel-Optimized version at http://www.latko.org/downloads/. I have Firefox 3.6 pre-Alpha 1 there as well.

  6. Mouse Gestures Firefox Extension Makes Quick Work of Common Tasks Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    [...] 1st, 2009 (7:00am) Samuel Dean No Comments Like many of us, you’re probably getting used to the much improved version 3.5 of Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Of course, one of the primary reasons that many people use [...]

  7. Scott Blitstein Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    Well, I held off yesterday as it seemed folks struggled with add-ons being updated but I did take the plunge to 3.5 this morning.

    Other than an almost immediate crash it seems to be working smashingly, and so far also to be keeping memory creep in check.

    SB

  8. The WebWorkerDaily Firefox Add-Ons Collection Friday, July 3, 2009

    [...] 3rd, 2009 (3:00pm) Simon Mackie No Comments To celebrate this week’s launch of the superb Firefox 3.5, we’ve put together a collection of the WebWorkerDaily team’s favorite Firefox [...]

  9. WWD’s 2009 in Review, Part 1 Thursday, December 31, 2009

    [...] was a big month for browsers. News included the release of the stable and fast Firefox 3.5, the launch of Mozilla Collections, Google Chrome Mac Developer Preview’s debut, and the [...]

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