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Welcome Firefox 3.5! Join the Party!

firefox The day a new Firefox version comes out is always a fun day for me, because right now I feel like a little kid on Christmas, waiting to get to open his presents.  Today is the day that Firefox 3.5 is released to the public!

This year I hesitated to download any of the release candidates, because they always seem to spoil some of the surprise.  So, like many of you, I am anxiously awaiting Mozilla’s web site update that says Firefox 3.5 is ready for download.

9:43 AM CST – Firefox 3.5 is out via Mozilla’s web site!

Firefox 3.5 Final - Download Link

Go here to download.  Be sure to add a comment and leave us your first impressions of the newest version of Firefox!

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Firefox 3.5 to be Released Tomorrow?

Firefox 3.5 to be Released Tuesday The word on the street, and by street I mean various online news sources, is that Firefox 3.5 is set to be released tomorrow, June 30th.    Version 3.5, codename “Shiretoko”, does bring a lot of new neat features to the browsing platform. 

My personal favorite feature I have seen thus far, that shows the most innovation is the support for embeddable video, without the use of any plugins or third party scripts.  This multimedia embedding functionality of HTML 5 may not be widely used yet, however this does give it a proverbial first kick in the pants to take off and become successful.

Of course, I wouldn’t be doing the Firefox 3.5 project justice if I didn’t mention the speed boost too.  However, I’m not really sure that is something real users will notice.  Maybe it is just me but Firefox 3 for me right now is still pretty darn fast.  You can check out a full list of features via Mozilla’s web site:

Seems like this time around Firefox’s newest release has either sneaked up on me, or perhaps isn’t getting as much coverage as the last.  What do you think?  Are you excited yet?

Firefox 3.5 Preview – What’s New?

We are about to roll upon that point in the release time frame for Firefox 3.5 where everybody and their grandmother is going to be telling you about all the cool new features that will be in store for you once this newest version of the Firefox browser is released.  To get ahead of the curve, Mozilla’s Mike Beltzner gives a quick preview of what’s new and exciting in Firefox 3.5 in this video tour:

Getting in on the fun, the Lifehacker team has also posted a list of the top 10 Firefox 3.5 features you should check out, if you want to see what is in store for your favorite browser.

Bonus – Also worth mentioning is there is rumors that Firefox 3.5 could be out by June 30th?

Are You As Fast as Firefox 3.5?

Fastest Firefox Ever! As a part of a new marketing campaign, the fine people at Mozilla want to know how fast are you?  They are asking for anybody and everybody to start sending them a video of your speediest skill, no matter what it might be.

How do you participate?  Here are the details from Mozilla:

It’s easy to participate in Fastest Firefox. Pick your talent (knitting, flipping burgers, brushing your teeth, whatever!) and make a video doing your thing—FAST! Follow the steps below and update before 6-21-09.

  1. Make a 30-second video (home-movie style is perfect) of your fastest talent.
  2. Click the button below to upload your video.
  3. We’ll compile as many of your clips as possible into a single community video, so check after the Firefox 3.5 launch to see if yours made it!

Firefox 3.5 is two times faster than 3.0. And ten times faster than 2.0, or so they report via this new web site where you can learn about this speed run challenge. 

Firefox 3.1 to 3.5 Version News

Have you gotten Firefox 3.0.7 yet?  It was just released yesterday.  To pick up that update, (if not setup to get it automatically) just go to Help in the menu bar, then “Check for Updates…”.

Firefox 3.0.7 fixes five security holes, so it is an important update to get. 

  • URL spoofing with invisible control characters
  • Upgrade PNG library to fix memory safety hazards
  • XML data theft via RDFXMLDataSource and cross-domain redirect
  • Mozilla Firefox XUL Linked Clones Double Free Vulnerability
  • Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.7)

Along with those, there are a number of different bug fixes too. 

To help better reflect the number of changes coming to Firefox 3.1, Mozilla has decided to rename it Firefox 3.5. However, the next Firefox 3 beta will still be released under the 3.1 name.  That should cover all the important information – but if you want to learn more, check out the status meeting notes via the Mozilla.org wiki.