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Firefox 3 Beta 5 is Out

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The last of the Firefox 3 betas has hit the scene, and at this point it is hard to believe they are still finding things to improve on.  So where are the improvements from Beta 4 to Beta 5 of Firefox 3?  Well this is what Mozilla says:

Firefox 3 Beta 5 includes more than 750 changes from the previous beta, improving stability and web compatibility, providing platform and user interface enhancements, and resulting in the fastest Firefox ever. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.

Be sure to check out all of the release notes, and to take a full tour – Mozilla Links has you covered yet again.  So if this is the latest of the betas, what does come next?  The next release should be a release candidate version which will be what we can expect to see in the final process.  With the release candidates they will be having more people test things out and kind of polishing little things here and there. 

Firefox 3 Isn’t Ready…Yet!

Reuters Messes Up So should you or should you not be using Firefox 3 yet?  I would say for 90% of the population or people using Firefox, no.  You should at least wait for the release candidate versions or the final version.  The fact of the mater is, even though Firefox 3 looks good it still is not done yet.  The idea of bringing this topic up started after reading a post over at Cybernet News:

There is a lot of talking going around the Internet about Firefox 3 Beta being ready for mass usage. It’s because of an article by Reuters where the creators of Firefox supposedly told them that the Firefox 3 Beta is ready for everyone to use after months of being in development.

So I thought I would do what I can to help spread the words too about Firefox 3 being nice, pretty but not ready for prime time just yet.  Just to give you an idea of how long you should wait – I haven’t even replaced Firefox 2 yet.  Personally I’ll wait till it goes into the "release candidate" versions so that I can get ahead of the curve with some of your questions about it.

Also major "shame shame" on Reuters for not doing their homework on this.