Firefox 3.5 out of the gate

by admin June 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm

San Jose (CA) – Mozilla met its initial target of releasing a new generation of its Firefox web browser in Q2. Version 3.5 was released earlier today, replacing Version 3.0, which was introduced in June 2008. The new Firefox brings massive speed improvements and enough new features that could have justified a 4.0 version number.

Firefox 3.5 comes on the last day of Q2, following three release candidates and eight months after the first beta. Mozilla’s director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner, told TG Daily in a previous interview that he is aiming for a major new release every year and 3.5 is that new Firefox for 2009. In fact, the version released today was initially intended to be called Firefox 3.1, but Mozilla decided that there were enough new features to jump to a 3.5 version number. Some even argue that “4.0” may have been more appropriate given the dramatic improvements.

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