Originally posted on April 3, 2008 @ 11:27 pm
Firefox faithful have reason to be excited. Mozilla recently announced that Firefox 3 has reached the fifth beta. The new beta is now available for download for those who want to experience the new browser earlier than others.
The new beta version will have about an astounding 750 changes from the previous beta, which was no slouch either as it was already considered as very fast and stable. Beta 5 is seen as the last before the actual release. With the number of changes for Beta 5, one would be hard put to consider that the final release will still have a number of changes. This is good news for us users because, frankly, I am sick and tired of doing the beta for software companies who love to just release half finished or unstable builds and yet claim it is an official release (hear that, Microsoft?).
Some of the features that we can expect from Beta 5 are native Windows icons as well as widgets as well as support for 45 languages. The new “Places” feature has also been updated.