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S/W: Mozilla Firefox 5.0 Just Out

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Mozilla Firefox 5

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It promises to be faster, quicker and faster and quicker; also, more secure. But it's not all about speed and security, one of the new features to watch for are the built-in PDF viewer and MP3 player.

What I wish to see in this new version of firefox is memory usage improvement. Firefox is a big memory hog.

Mozilla Firefox 5

That I will never know since I got an error trying to install Firefox 5. I'm running Windows 7 x64 SP1.

I hope your upgrade experience is better than mine.

UPDATE: As it turns out, the above is due to a corrupt download.

Mozilla Firefox 5

And as it seems this is not a final version but a beta version.. Hmmm..

Not much change in memory usage. Firefox 5 is still a memory hog. These are screenshots of Firefox 4.0.1 and Firefox 5.0, single-tab while playing Backyard Monsters.

Firefox 4.0.1.

Mozilla Firefox 5

Firefox 5.0.

Mozilla Firefox 5

This is a simple test but it doesn't look promising.

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