Firefox 3.5 Released

In the it’s-about-time department, Firefox 3.5 has been released. The world’s #2 browser (#1 if you factor out monopolies) is patiently awaiting your download.

Among the great new features are:


  • Updated Gecko 1.9.1 rendering engine, including standards improvements and support for a number of HTML5 elements like video and audio tags and offline storage. Video playback with no plugins!

  • TraceMonkey Javascript engine, which greatly improves Javascript performance.

  • Privacy and security improvements, and porn private browsing mode.

  • Over 5,000 enhancements and user interface improvements.

  • Location-aware browsing. Firefox can share your location based on IP to web sites, which can use that information for location based services.

  • Tons more.


I’ve been using 3.5 since it was 3.1 (they did a version numbering change during beta), and it’s a big improvement over what was already a good 3.0 release. Check out this video for a demonstration of some of the new features, and grab 3.5 today!