For the last couple of days, I’ve been testing the new release candidate version, 3.5 RC 2, of the Firefox browser from Mozilla. This version incorporates a number of improvements, including:
- A new Private Browsing mode that essentially disables the browser’s history-saving function
- New facilities defined in the HTML 5 standard, including the <video> and <audio> tags
- Support for new CSS (stylesheet) elements, including downloadable fonts
A more complete discussion of new features and changes is in the Release Notes.
All in all, this seems to be a worthwhile if not earth-shaking upgrade. The version currently available is a release candidate, not a production release, so use in critical systems is not advised. The installation binaries for Windows, Mac OS-X, and Linux, in more than 70 languages, can be downloaded from the main download page. If you do try out the new version, please help everyone out by reporting any problems using the Hendrix feedback system.