Mozilla Firefox 3.5 – Firefox download what are the new features

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:09 PM

 

The new Firefox version came out today with some really cool options and features. The first thing they have improved is the speed. Firefox is not more than twice as fast as Firefox 3.0 and three times as fast as 2.0. I have downloaded the new version and I have to admit it does seem a lot faster.

Another feature Mozilla has added is the something they call open video. They have included video and audio support for Ogg Theora videos. Ogg is a video encryption that is free and open source. You can export your videos in this format and embed them into your page. People using Firefox will be able to play your video and audio without downloading a plug-in because it is already built in. The video elements can also interact with content like no other plug-in can do. You can download the components of the codec here. http://www.theora.org/downloads/

Firefox has also added a feature they are calling Privacy Controls. This will allow you to enter a Security Mode that will not record where you are going and will not save any information about the website. As soon as you exit the security mode it will delete all the cookies and saved information from the sites. You can also select website from your history that you want to delete and Firefox will delete all traces of that site from your computer.

Location Aware Browsing was also added which allows your browser, with your permission, to pass your location to a website. This will allow a website to provide information about their products or draw a map for your area without you having to enter your zip code, city, or state information.

I think Firefox is the best browser in the world and it keeps on getting better. They make great improvements while IE keeps getting worse. I think the video feature is nice but it will not work in IE, which would be a problem for developers who have to then go out of their way to put a format or plug-in for IE. However, I think this could be a great tool and might catch on like wildfire.           

 

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