Mozilla Launches Firefox 5.0 Beta

Posted May 21, 2011

Mozilla has updated their beta channel to include Firefox 5.0 beta. It’s only been about 2 months since Firefox 4 was available for download. Firefox 5.0 Beta is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Firefox 5.0 Beta has performance and stability enhancements.

Other specs include CSS animation support, Firefox development channel switching, improved canvas, improved JavaScript, improved memory, and improved networking performance. HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL standards have been improved. Firefox 5.0 Beta allows people to quickly switch between Aurora, Beta, and Stable channels from the About menu of Firefox.

Aurora is a new release channel that was launched by Mozilla traced by Google Chrome’s Canary “nightly builds.”