Mozilla has release the latest addition to it’s line of Firefox web browsers. The latest version (Firefox 5) offers several significant improvements and updates, most of which address security and stability issues related to HTML5. The browser’s interface closely resembles Firefox 4.0, the only difference being the addition of the check box to the ‘Privacy’ tab, which allows the users to enable/disable the “Do Not Track” feature that was added in version 4.0.
Firefox 5 proved to be very speedy (compared to it’s previous version, notorious for eating computer resources). According to the Digitizor, Firefox 5 utilizes only around 225MB of memory, while Firefox 4 ran at 280MB.
Firefox 5 is also far more secure than it’s predecessor. Mozilla says that Firefox 5 is the only browser which supports the “Do Not Track” feature across multiple platforms (including Android), used to stop websites from “saving” personal data. Mozilla also fixed the WebGLAPI short-comings by blocking cross-domain elements for in-browser 3D graphics.
Unfortunately there are several known compatibility issues with Firefox 5, such as the majority of the 3rd-party addons are still incompatible with the newer version,.
According to the Mozilla, there are more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements in the newer version, but we were unable to recognize the majority of them during our tests. The most prominent upgrades are are the speed improvements and security fixes, which makes Firefox 5 one of the safest and “best” browsers around!
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