Firefox betaFolks looking forward to the next version of Firefox will be delighted to know that Firefox 5 looks like it’s right on track to launch on June 21st. The successor to Firefox 4 has recently made its way out of the Aurora channel and into the beta channel for further testing by the public. There aren’t going to be many significant changes from version 4 to version 5 but according to reports, over 1,053 bugs were squashed with the upgrade. Which sounds like a pretty big deal by itself. Here are some of the main improvements in Firefox 5:

  • Added support for CSS animations
  • Added support for switching Firefox development channels
  • The Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability
  • Improved canvas, JavaScript, memory, and networking performance
  • Improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas
  • Improved spell checking for some locales
  • Improved desktop environment integration for Linux users

To download the Firefox 5 beta head here, and here to check out the complete changelog.

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