Firefox 1.5 released

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Firefox 1.5 released

Just received an email from the Mozilla Firefox PR folks to inform me that the final release of Mozilla Firefox 1.5 is now available for download from for most major operating systems or from the mirrors.Users of the release candidates should receive the update soon. I just hope they fixed the damn clipboard problem I've been having.

Firefox 1.5 introduces several new features, including an improved software update system, faster Back / Forward page navigation, a new options to clear private browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned Options/Preferences window and more robust popup blocking. Standards support is also improved, with support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), JavaScript 1.6 and additional CSS properties. Accessibility is much improved (including new DHTML accessibility features), security has been enhanced and Mac OS X support has also been improved.

More details can be found in the 1.5 Release Notes

Update: Some more info from Mozilla:

This next generation browser provides a better and safer user experience including significant performance and usability upgrades, security and privacy enhancements, support for Web standards, and greater customization options. With Firefox 1.5, Mozilla also begins a new search relationship with Yahoo! in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Having strong relationships with leading search engines, such as Yahoo! and Google, is important to continuing innovation for Firefox. For more information, please visit: or Mitchell Baker's blog:

Cool new extensions available for Firefox 1.5

With the rollout of Firefox 1.5, Mozilla has streamlined it's extensions Web page and is showcasing new extensions:

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