New Firefox 1.5, now available

By Derek Sooman on November 29, 2005, 6:38 PM
Update: The final release of Firefox 1.5 is now available for download. If you are looking for different language, as well as Mac or Linux versions enter here. You will also want to know Thomas has been working on an updated tweak guide through the different release candidates, and we hope to have that published very soon.

The latest version of the popular Firefox browser will be released today. Version 1.5, which has been in beta for some time, offers a number of enhancements, including an automated update to streamline product upgrades. Faster navigation is also promised, as is improvements to back and forward button performance. But a really interesting feature which I liked was drag and drop reordering for browser tabs. There are also features to better protect against popups, and a quick Clear Private Data button.

In addition there is a report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox and support for SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6 web standards.

There are also more security enhancements than you can poke a stick at. Firefox 1.0 appeared a year ago and the release of 1.5 is expected to come with a big marketing push from the Mozilla Foundation.




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Soul Harvester said:
KDE 3.5 and Firefox 1.5 all in one day! Hooray!
DragonMaster said:
It would have been fun to see Mandriva 2006 with these. It was released about two weeks before. At least, when releasing the ISOs, they upgraded to OOo 2.0 but that's all.[Edited by DragonMaster on 2005-11-29 16:16:02]
Phantasm66 said:
Its still not there yet as I can see...
Jos said:
According to [http://www.technewsworld.com/story/47581.html]TechNewsWorld it will be released tonight. But it is already available through some mozilla mirrors. [url]http://www.mozilla.org/mirrors.html[/url]
DragonMaster said:
I've just got 1.5 from the FTP site.[url]ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/rele
ses/1.5/[/url]
DragonMaster said:
And now it's available on Mozilla Corp's website, mozilla.com. You can't get it from mozilla.org anymore.
Phantasm66 said:
Its great. Really faster. And the drag and drop reordering for browser tabs is a must see. Really zips when you hit the back button as well.
DragonMaster said:
Well, I was using betas of 1.5 for long so I've started to use drag and drop a couple of time ago.
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