Mozilla Releases Firefox 5.0 for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android

The Mozilla group announced Tuesday the release of Firefox 5.0 for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android. The new release includes support for CSS animations, and support for Mozilla’s “Do-Not-Track” feature across all of those platforms. The new version is faster, and also includes improved support for HTML 5 and other Web protocols and standards.

“The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use all of the innovative features in Firefox,” the group said in its announcement. “This release adds support for more modern Web technologies that make it easier for developers to build amazing Firefox Add-ons, Web applications and websites.”

In the screenshot below, you can see the new look and feel of the browser, including the tab layout on top of the address bar.

Firefox 5 for Mac Screenshot

Firefox 5.0 for Mac screenshot

Firefox 5 release notes for Mac, Windows, and Linux:

  • Added support for CSS animations
  • The Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability
  • Tuned HTTP idle connection logic for increased performance
  • Improved canvas, JavaScript, memory, and networking performance
  • Improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas
  • Improved spell checking for some locales
  • Improved desktop environment integration for Linux users
  • WebGL content can no longer load cross-domain textures
  • Background tabs have setTimeout and setInterval clamped to 1000ms to improve performance
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Android users can find out more about that version of the browser at the Mozilla site.

Firefox is free, and is available for download now.