Firefox 5 officially out last week. The release is very silent it seems like Google Chrome’s new version releases. Firefox 5 - There is no change in the user interface of Firefox 5. Users needs to double check their version number to confirm whether they are upgraded to latest Firefox. But there are some notable additions in Firefox 5.
5 Features of Mozilla Firefox 5
- Better visibility for the Do-Not-Track header preference
- Better standards support for canvas, HTML5, XHR, MathML and SMIL
- Support for CSS animations
- Better tuned HTTP idle connection logic
and definitely some fixes for stability improvements and security issues.
Criticism over Firefox 5
Matt Egan of PC Advisor said that there was not much new to see, and that users would have to double-check they were not still using Firefox 4, although did concede that improvements in speed and stability made an upgrade worthwhile. Gary Marshall of TechRadar.com commented that there appeared to be a version number race between different browsers and implies in his review that the changes do not merit a full version number. However, he does praise the addition of the Do Not Track button to the user interface and describes how this helps users.
[ Source: Firefox Release Notes and Wikipedia Firefox Page]