Linked by David Adams on Tue 21st Jun 2011 15:32 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released the final version of Firefox 5.0 to download webistes ahead of the official announcement of the release. Here some features that are newly available on Firefox 5.0: Improved HTML 5 and CSS3 support, Improved overall performance, Firefox 5.0 Web apps, A Do-Not-Track option.
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slower than 4
by panzi on Tue 21st Jun 2011 21:35 UTC
panzi
Member since:
2006-01-22

I Tried the latest 5.0 nigthly (because there is no final for Linux x86_64) and it is actually slower in some chrome experiments (normal mapping, voronoi). Also the JavaScript MP3 decoding did not work for me ans the GUI looks partially a bit broken (less well integrated into my KDE). So I can't see how this should be a bugfix release either.

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RE: slower than 4
by jbicha on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 06:44 in reply to "slower than 4"
jbicha Member since:
2008-07-10

There /is/ a final release of Firefox 5 for 64-bit Linux. Ubuntu in fact already has it available for 11.04 users which is impressively quick. I expect other distros already have it ready or will soon.

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RE[2]: slower than 4
by aaronb on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 17:18 in reply to "RE: slower than 4"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Indeed, I was pleasantly surprised when I received Firefox 5 via update manager today.

Edited 2011-06-22 17:22 UTC

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RE: slower than 4
by aaronb on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 18:03 in reply to "slower than 4"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

JavaScript MP3 decoding works well in FF5.:

http://jsmad.org/

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