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[Mozilla] Firefox 3 Beta 5 Released

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* Integration with Windows: Firefox now has improved Windows icons, and uses native user interface widgets in the browser and in web forms.
* Integration with the Mac: the new Firefox theme makes toolbars, icons, and other user interface elements look like a native OS X application. Firefox also uses OS X widgets and supports Growl for notifications of completed downloads and available updates. A combined back and forward control make it even easier to move between web pages.
* Integration with Linux: Firefox's default icons, buttons, and menu styles now use the native GTK theme.
* Places Organizer: view, organize and search through all of your bookmarks, tags, and browsing history with multiple views and smart folders to store your frequent searches. Create and restore full backups whenever you want.
* Speed: improvements to our JavaScript engine as well as profile guided optimizations have resulted in continued improvements in performance. Compared to Firefox 2, web applications like Google Mail and Zoho Office run twice as fast in Firefox 3 Beta 5, and the popular SunSpider test from Apple shows improvements over previous releases.
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Edit: A lot of the add-ons need to be updated to work in the new beta.
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Nice find! I've been waiting for an update.
    
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Trying this out now! Beta 4 was pretty solid for me, hope this was is the same, or even better.
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Too bad until have to wait like 8 hours until I get home to try it out.
    
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Looks like they changed some of the Windows skins-looks nice. And WOW. I noticed a speed increase over Beta 4 too. FF3 is really shaping up nicely. All my plugins works as well. Good job Mozilla
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I'll test it out as soon as I get home.
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Am I right in thinking that this is to be the last beta before the final version is released?
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Beta 4 was messed up for me. After a few minutes of having a window running, my cpu usage would stay at a constant 50% and my ram usage would be at 75%

I'll wait for the final.
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Hmm, the latest nightly is just "3.0pre". I think we're getting close to a final release
    
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