Software Update: Mozilla Firefox 3.5 RC1b2

After four beta releases, the Mozilla Foundation has now released the first release candidate candidate of version 3.5 of its web browser Mozilla Firefox. In view of the long development time and the large amount of changes, it was previously decided to increase the version number from 3.1 to 3.5. Version 3.5 has Gecko 1.9.1 as internal engine, has built-in support for JavaScript Object Notation, supports more web technologies and has better performance and stability. Below is the full changelog for this release:

What’s New in Firefox 3.5 (Release Candidate)

Firefox 3.5 (Release Candidate) is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use, and adding new features for users:

  • This beta is now available in more than 70 languages – get your local version.
  • Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
  • Better performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey javascript engine.
  • The ability to provide Location Aware Browsing using web standards for geolocation.
  • Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
  • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Support for new web technologies such as: HTML5

The following downloads are available:
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Windows (English)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Windows (English)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Windows (Frisian)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Linux (English)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Linux (English)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Linux (Frisian)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Mac OS X (English)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Mac OS X (English)
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 rc1 for Mac OS X (Frisian)

Version number 3.5 RC1
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Mozilla Foundation
Download http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
File size 7.73MB
License type Freeware
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