On Friday, Firefox released the beta version of Firefox 5 under its rapid-release structure. The new version is made to ensure frequent updates to the Firefox browsers instead of major changes in new Firefox programs.

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Firefox 5 beta available for download

The new feature of the browser will include CSS animations, improved canvas, Java script memory and networking performance. The new version will also include improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas. Among these updates, Firefox 5 beta also has improved desktop environment integration for Linux users.

Firefox seems to be going the Google Chrome way with frequent releases which will allow new versions to arrive sooner. Though major updates may not be seen in these builds, regular updates will appear through their Rapid Release implementation.

In a blog post announcing the release, Mozilla said that after five weeks of testing on the Firefox Aurora channel, the next version of Firefox is ready for the beta channel. This release includes the Firefox channel switcher, performance and stability enhancements and support for the new CSS Animations standard to allow developers to build more amazing Web experiences. The new Firefox channel switcher lets users move between Firefox Aurora, beta and Release channels to test features at various levels of development, quality and polish.

To download the beta version of Firefox 5 click here.

Source: CNET, Mozilla

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