Surprise, surprise! My sleepy head couldn’t trust my eyes. Mozilla has released the final version of Firefox 5, well ahead of the scheduled date (June 21st). This comes just days after the Firefox 5 RC release and few months after the Firefox 4 release. Unlike FF4, which had numerous beta and RC releases, FF5 ran on a tight schedule with just around 7 betas.

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Mind you, Mozilla hasn’t yet made the Firefox 5 release official. It is available on the FTP servers for now, and the official release might happen on June 21st. But that should not stop you from enjoying the stable release of the latest Firefox build, which is more about the improved performance, rather than redesigns.


Update (21st June): Firefox 5 release is official now.

Some of the under-hood changes in Firefox 5 are:

  • Support for CSS transitions has been added
  • The preference for “Do Not Track” has been moved to aid easier discoverability by users
  • Improvements for canvas, JavaScript, and networking performance, and memory usage
  • Improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas
  • Improvements to spell checking for various languages
  • Improvements to Linux desktop environment integration
  • Performance improvements for background tabs
  • WebGL fixes: a fix for cross-domain textures and a fix to address the memory stealing issue

Download Firefox 5 Final

You can download Firefox 5 from the Mozilla FTP server. We have made it easier for you with direct download links!

Update: Official Download links

Download Firefox 5 for Windows
Download Firefox 5 for Mac
Download Firefox 5 for Linux

Gone are the days when we used to have just around 1 major release a year. Firefox 6 is already in development with alpha version having been released few days back. It should go into the betas about two weeks following Firefox 5′s release.

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  • http://www.cravingtech.com Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com

    Wow, great news! I’ve just reformatted my Windows and using Chrome. Still thinking whether I should install Firefox 5 :) I quite love the simplicity and blazingly fast Chrome

  • http://www.droolable.com Prabal @ Droolable

    This is awesome. Seriously I can’t think of a Full version coming so fast.

  • geoffc

    Oh yes, Firefox 5 for me !
    Thanks :)

  • http://www.secondhack.com/ Madhav Tripathi

    I love Firefox, I can’t wait to download it. Thanks for fast sharing.

  • http://www.techhim.com Himanshu

    hope it is better than ff4. It crashes a lot on my pc.

    • http://techpp.com Raju PP

      Even I had lot of issues with FF4 when it was released, but later updates fixed the issue. FF5 definitely looks faster and more stable. Just that many plugins have compatibility issues.

  • gtu

    thanx 4 sharing……..

  • http://twitter.com/SecurityGuy62 Scott
  • sdgsg

    550 Permission Denied

    Guess they dont want people downloading it yet.

  • Neil from Beachwood

    I got the same 550 error when I tried to d/l the Windows version. And when I tried the link in the comment by Scott, I got a 425 error (failed to establish connection).

    • http://techpp.com Raju PP

      Please check the updated link at the end of the article above

  • http://www.gadgetforgeek.com kavita@gadgetforgeek

    wao thats great share. thanku

  • Arlie

    Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems like I just downloaded version 4.0 very recently. Anyone else feel the same? Arlie Jarels

  • Amit

    Let’s see what we have in Firefox 5 ,Thanks for the great post..

  • Ram

    FireFox 6 is available now.Its really fast.

  • riza borneo

    I’ve done with FF6 on my PC :D but still faster FF5 ever. so, i will keep on moving with FF5. great post..!!