Mozilla Releases Latest Firefox 1.5 Preview

Firefox 1.5 will include a host of new features, including faster browsing, and Release Candidate 3 is now available.
Mozilla Corp. has unveiled the third release candidate version of its Firefox 1.5 browser, and is on track for a late November or early December debut of the final edition.

Firefox 1.5 RC 3, which is can be downloaded in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X versions from the Mozilla site, follows earlier RC builds released on Nov. 1 (RC1) and Nov. 11 (RC2).

Firefox 1.5 will include a host of new features, including an automatic updater; faster browsing, particularly when using the Back and Forward buttons; and drag-and-drop reordering of tabs.

Mozilla used Friday as a "Community Testing Day," a tradition at the open-source developer where contributors connect via IRC, hammer at the test build, and report any bugs they find.

Only the English version of RC3 is available as of Monday; other language editions are one step behind, at Release Candidate 2 (RC2).

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