Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:29:55 AM
The beta release notes classify the upgrade as a performance and stability update. It fixes three bugs of which one has been classified as critical and two as major.
Fixed a common stability issue.
Fixed a problem with how updates were being presented to users.
Firefox users who do not want to wait that long should monitor popular software download portals like Betanews or MajorGeeks as these are usually the first to offer the new Firefox version for download.
The complete list of changes in Firefox 3.5.7:
ID Sev Pri OS Assignee Status Resolution Summary
535193 maj -- All jmathies RESO FIXE DNS resolution in MakeSN of nsAuthSSPI causing issues for proxy servers that support NTLM auth
507114 cri P1 Wind jonas RESO FIXE [Win] Topcrasher for Firefox 3.5.1 [@ memmove | nsTArray_base::ShiftData(unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned int)][@ nsObserverList::FillObserverArray]
534090 maj P1 All robert.bugzilla RESO FIXE do not use background notification for major updates (was PMU 3.0->3.5 major update has been really poor)
From:Firefox 3.5.7 released January 5th, 2010
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:26:31 AM
Keeping you and your personal information safe is our top priority. Firefox 3 includes phishing and malware protection, plus our new instant site ID info.
With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.
Your taste and needs set you apart from the rest. With Firefox 3 you can choose from over 5,000 add-ons that help you customize your browsing experience.
Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:02:17 AM
Historically, Mozila had been used internally as a codename for the Netscape Navigator web browser from its beginning. Jamie Zawinski came up with the name during a meeting while working at the company. It was a contraction of Mosaic killer (that is, the slang "killa" leading to Moz+illa), referring to the hope that the project would unseat Mosaic as the web's most popular browser, and making reference to the name of the classic fictional monster Godzilla.