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Mozilla finally releases Firefox 3.5

By Jos
Jun 30, 2009
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  1. Following several test versions and on the very last day of its self imposed deadline, Mozilla has finally released Firefox 3.5 to the world. Originally dubbed 3.1, the new version brings a private browsing mode, support for emerging HTML 5 standards, location-aware browsing, a reduced memory footprint, updated anti-malware and anti-phishing features, improved tabs and more. The most notable new feature, however, is the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine which offers substantial speed improvements over previous releases.

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  2. Stonos

    Stonos TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Sorry for being picky, but you're still using the old Firefox logo for the article's image :p

    Here's the new one: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d8/Firefox_3.5_logo.png :p
     
  3. viperpfl

    viperpfl TS Member Posts: 40

    Downloaded Firefox 3.5 and already had my first crash :D Upgraded from the previous version but it don't seem faster. I like what they done with the tabs though I am use to doing the CNTL-T
     
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 975   +87

    I like my plug-ins in the previous version. I'll hold back on upgrading until they are all updated for this new release. That is, unless someone or some review shows me a "gotta have" feature in FF 3.5 that encourages me to update before the plug-in updates are available.
     
  5. It takes 70MB just to start up firefox and they are talking of "low memory footprint" ?!?!
     
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    its only 25MB to start on my computer and i have the ABP ad blocker plug-in too
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,664   +86

    Seems steady-Eddie to me..
     
  8. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    the older version took significant time to boot up. opera is much faster in booting up(almost instantly)
     
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    It takes 70MB to load up firefox AND render a website, you mean... much like just about every other web browser.
     
  10. Serag

    Serag TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Guys, Is there anyway to get Awesome Bar back ?
    I mean being able to see 10 most visited bookmarks by pressing down on the Location bar...
     
  11. Firefox hasn't crashed for me in years. Literally. Obviously this is user error, especially considering you spell it "CNTL." Nobody spells it that way. Look at your keyboard. Notice how it's spelled "CTRL?" Yeah. Welcome to technology.
     
     
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