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Mozilla will release the next major version of Firefox on Tuesday, June 30, Webmonkey has learned. Mozilla confirmed the news Friday afternoon.

The company previously made a promise that it would make the browser available for download "by the end of June” this year. Since next Tuesday falls on the last day of the month, Mozilla is sticking to its word — just barely.

Firefox 3.5 is the first major revision of the popular open-source browser since version 3 landed a little over a year ago, in June of 2008. It features a faster rendering engine, stability enhancements and a new JavaScript engine that boosts the performance of most web-based applications. Firefox 3.5 will also include support for the most widely-used elements of HTML 5, the set of next-generation web standards that allows for offline data access, enhanced web graphics and multimedia playback without plug-ins.

Firefox 3.5 is currently in the post-beta release candidate stage. You can grab a preview release from Mozilla's website if you can't wait to download the final code on Tuesday.

Firefox is the browser of choice of between 20 and 25 percent of web surfers. It is second only to Microsoft Internet Explorer, which commands about 65 or 70 percent of the browser market. Browser share data is much disputed, based on who is doing the compiling.

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Re: New FireFox 3.5 Available June 30th
Sounds great..cant wait to try it...

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Re: New FireFox 3.5 Available June 30th

Well lets just hope that the new one will work with all of our add-ons. I'm excited if speed is part of the new version Smile

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Re: New FireFox 3.5 Available June 30th

Hope to God they finally take care of the memory hog issue. Mine usually sucks up to 250-300mb of ram, until it gets to the point where I have to restart it to recover some of the memory. (memory leak)


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Re: New FireFox 3.5 Available June 30th
Hmmm I'm wondering if that's what has my computer running so slow. I defragged this weekend and came up with a whole lot more free space (also deleted some programs & files that I didn't need) but it's still running slow and I don't know why Frustrated

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I generally restart Firefox like twice a day for that reason Sad

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Re: New FireFox 3.5 Available June 30th

I updated on one of my puters so far, but didn't for the other, only because the Roboform toolbar isn't updated for 3.5 yet.

To be honest, in spite of the hype, I don't notice all that much difference so far.


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