Download Of the Day: Firefox 3.5 For Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Firefox version 3.5 has been released and available for download. Firefox 3.5 is the fastest web browser. It is twice as fast as Firefox 3. As a result javascript and multimedia enabled web apps loads faster. Firefox is the first browser to support open video and audio formats, allowing practically limitless new ways for sites to display rich content. This is based upon the open formats (HTML 5) which allow displaying media without a plug-in and/or proprietary software.

Firefox v3.5

Firefox v3.5 in action (click to enlarge image)


What’s New In Firefox 3.5

Firefox is not just the speediest, safest and most advanced Firefox but it comes with new set of security and other advanced features.

Private Browsing

Private browsing is a new feature that allows Firefox to control browsing history, images, videos, and cookies in cache. Firefox won’t keep any browser history, search history, download history, web form history, cookies, and temporary internet files. However, files you download and bookmarks you make will be kept. . This allows you to browse the Internet without storing data that could be retrieved at a later date to incriminate that person. This is useful for ecommerce and banking website.

To enable private browsing hit [CTRL]+ [SHIFT]+ [P] or simply visit Tools > Start Private Browsing

Fig.01: Firefox 3.5 Running In a Private Browsing Mode

Fig.01: Firefox 3.5 Running In a Private Browsing Mode

Forget This Site

Having second thoughts about having visited a certain Web site? With this feature, you can remove every trace of that site from your browser — no questions asked! Simply hit [CTRL+H] > Select Site > Right Click > Select Forgot about this site.

HTML 5 and CSS 3 Support

HTML 5, an update to the HTML language. Firefox 3.5 supports HTML5 and CSS 3. Checkout demo page for information.

Rock Solid Stable and Faster Browser

Firefox 3 the fastest browser out there. It stars quickly, loads Ajax and javascript sites like gmail, and other web apps pretty fast.

See this page for all other fantastic new features.

Download Firefox v3.5

Visit the official website to grab Firefox 3.5.

How Do I Upgrade Firefox v3.x to v3.5?

Use your package manger or type the following commands (assuming that older firefox is installed at /opt/firefox), enter:
# cd /tmp
# wget ''

Untar and install Firefox 3.5 (close all running FF sessions):
# tar -jxvf firefox-3.5.tar.bz2
# cp -avr firefox/* /opt/firefox/

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17 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Jul 1, 2009 @ 7:14
  • photon Jul 1, 2009 @ 8:27

    hey, thanks for sharing the web developer add-on.


  • Lexsys Jul 1, 2009 @ 9:29
  • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Vivek Gite (Author and Admin) nixCraft Jul 1, 2009 @ 10:19


    Thanks, I’ve updated the post. It was html code…

  • Arjun Jul 1, 2009 @ 11:29

    Do you have any idea as to how i can upgrade from my existing v3.0.10 to v3.5 on Mac OS X 10.5 ?

    • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Vivek Gite (Author and Admin) nixCraft Jul 1, 2009 @ 12:25

      Start Firefox

      Click on Help

      Check For Update

      Just follow on screen instructions.

  • Varun Jul 1, 2009 @ 21:46

    Hai, what about upgrading from 3.0.11 to 3.5 on Ubuntu Intrepid? I can’t find the check for update menu item. thanks.

  • kezhong Jul 2, 2009 @ 6:20

    How do I upgrade Firefox v3.x to v3.5 on Fedora?

  • ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Vivek Gite (Author and Admin) nixCraft Jul 2, 2009 @ 6:30

    @ Varun / kezhong, wait some time for updated package. Or just download and install the latest version from the official website.

  • anon Jul 2, 2009 @ 15:40

    still looking for the [SHIT] key ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Edward.H Jul 4, 2009 @ 3:59

    Yes, the firefox 3.5 is cool!

  • yonit Jul 14, 2009 @ 6:38

    I’ve updated the Firefox to version 3.5 just to find out that my favorite nodofollow plugin doesn’t work with the new version.
    does anyone know another plugin that does the same thing and works under 3.5 ?
    thanks !!

  • yonit Jul 14, 2009 @ 8:21

    Good support is great ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks Vivek – I’vh uninstalled the nodofollow plugin and reinstalled it and that’s it ๐Ÿ™‚
    got it all working again…

  • zul Aug 12, 2009 @ 4:16

    My firefox 3.0 on OSX did’nt show any upgrade menu to the latest, 3.5.
    Any idea to upgrade manually without lose all my plugins?..thx.

  • eloisekenolio.808 Apr 18, 2012 @ 6:24

    mahalo for the down load and up grade

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