Let's review the new features introduced by Firefox 3.5.
This mode allows you to browse without leaving traces, which no cached pages, cookies and other remnants left by visited sites.
The private browsing is activated from the tool menu (Starting private...).
Reduced memory consumption
According to a benchmark performed by Dot Net Perls, FF 3.5, consumes less memory than both IE8, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
This test is partially contested by some who believe that other browsers have not been configured to reduce the memory.
The audio and video tags are now implemented.
The data format JSON is recognized natively by Firefox. The advantage is to avoid the use of the eval () fonction which is not safe, or to use additional libraries, which is much slower.
Cross-domains requests. This can be done throught the XMLHttpRequest object.
Compatibility with extensions
Most extensions that work with FF 3 still work, even if there is no new version of the extension.
- Speed Dial.
- Seo Quake.
This is not the case with Gears for the RC 2.