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June 30th, 2009
June 30th, 2009

Firefox 3.5 Launch

The fastest Firefox launching today

Today marks the launch of the latest version of Firefox (my favorite web browser) The new version includes a much faster Javascript engine - something that with all the Javascript being used in web applications today, should show a speed boost for almost everyone.

What started as a small update to something the developers were calling Firefox 3.1 got so significant in magnitude that they eventually changed the version to call it 3.5 and a far more significant release.

As I type this the release notice hasn´t yet hit their web site, and I imagine when it does downloads won´t be possible for a little while as the masses clamber to get a shiny new copy. For my part as PawPrint continues to add more and more Javascript and ajax into the XDe I´m really looking forward to seeing how much of a difference this new version makes. My only concern now is to see how many of the wonderful add-ons that I use on a daily basis still haven´t been updated to work with version 3.5 - hopefully enough that I can start using the browser straight away.

well, I shall find out soon - For now I am donning my helmet and gloves and prepping to join the throng in an attempt to be one of the first to get a shiny new copy!

EDIT: Done and you can get your´s too here: http://www.mozilla.com/

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