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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