Last month, Mozilla VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer stated that Firefox 3 beta 4 was polished enough that it was not only good for developers and testers, but "ready for prime time." Earlier today, Mozilla released the fifth beta version of Firefox, and the organization says its new browser release is intended as a "public preview" for "community feedback."
The new beta 5 release brings a number of changes over Firefox 3 beta 4, including additional user interface tweaks intended to make Firefox blend in better with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Users will also find the following enhancements:
A more detailed list of new features and changes is available in the official release notes.