Firefox 3.5 Available Today!

Excitement! Adventure! Really wild things! Firefox 3.5 is officially released today!

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I’m quite excited about this new release – this is, quite frankly, a really big release for Firefox that includes a lot of really cool, neat things, including (but not limited to):

  • Support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> tags (including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio) – this means Firefox 3.5 can display video and audio natively in the browser, without the need for plugins like Flash or Quicktime. (Sweet!)
  • Private browsing mode
  • Much improved JavaScript performance thanks to a new JavaScript engine (which means websites that use JavaScript a lot – like GMail and other “web apps” – will run faster!)
  • Location-aware browsing (handy for searching for things “nearby”)
  • Faster rendering of web pages (always nice)
  • Web worker threads (use that fancy dual-core CPU to make your browsing experience faster than ever!)
  • A whole bunch of new support for web technologies like downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, and a whole bunch more

If you want to see everything that’s new, just check out the Firefox 3.5 Release Notes.

If you haven’t started using Firefox yet, now’s a great time to switch! Firefox is fast, safe, easy-to-use, and totally customizable – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as there’s a whole bunch of other reasons to switch.

So what are you waiting for? Get Firefox 3.5 right now and be part of the future of the web!