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

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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/


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

17 comment

  1. 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 ?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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 !!

    1. Here you go

      Display the Google PageRank, Alexa rank, Compete ranking and SEOmoz Linkscape mozRank anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and more.

      But, from your current addon plugin ( )

      Works with:

      * Firefox: 2.0 รขโ‚ฌโ€œ 3.5.*

      Let us know if SearchStatus v1.30 worked or not for you…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

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