If you are a regular reader here at Techie Buzz, chances are you have already read how we covered Firefox 5 being availability from the FTP channels. This release was available almost a week ahead of the official release. Once a Firefox release is made official, it is pushed from the same FTP channel that we pointed out in that post. Therefore, you can be assured that it was indeed the final release. The good news today is that Mozilla has officially announced the release of Firefox 5. This means, you can download it at the official Firefox download page. This also marks the graduation of Firefox into a Firefox version 5.
I am sure you have already heard a lot about Firefox 5 so I will sum it up for you in as short as I can. There is no better place to download Firefox 5 than from the official Firefox homepage at Mozilla. Once you complete that download, here are some Firefox tricks and tweaks to apply.
What’s Next now that Firefox 5 is here?
Firefox 5 has come a long way from an idea to a release and next up is Firefox 6 with more awesomeness. I have serious doubts about any performance improvements (Firefox 5 disappointed me) in Firefox 6 but I am really happy about the way Firefox is allowing its users more control over the browser and the browsing experience. Firefox 6 will be out in August and will bring native progress bars (native to each OS), browser orientation based display of websites and push events from the server to a website.
Firefox 4 was downloaded over a 100 million times after the official release and we expect the same enthusiastic response from Firefox 5 downloads.