Firefox 5 Beta Released, with Channel Switcher, Stability, Performance
Mozilla has released the Beta version, Firefox 5. Firefox Beta channel will let you experience cutting edge features but with more stability. Adapting themselves to the Google Chrome’s rapid release cycle, Mozilla devs have released their flagship web browser in three versions; Firefox 4 (which is the stable version now), Aurora (Chrome users can relate this to Google Chrome Dev version) and in between both, Firefox Beta (can be related to Google Chrome beta).
The beta version of the web browser is little more polished and stable than the Nightly and Aurora channels, but lets you test some of those cool new features before they’re released to everyone else, released to the stable version of the browser.
Mozilla Firefox 5 beta includes the much waited fast channel switcher along with performance and stability improvements.
Mozilla recently introduced the Firefox Aurora development channel to support more frequent releases. The shift to a rapid release development cycle delivers cutting edge Firefox features, performance enhancements, security updates and stability improvements to users faster.
After five weeks of testing on the Firefox Aurora channel, the next version of Firefox is ready for the beta channel. This release includes the Firefox channel switcher, performance and stability enhancements and support for the new CSS Animations standard to allow developers build more amazing Web experiences. The new Firefox channel switcher lets users move between Firefox Aurora, Beta and Release channels to test features at various levels of development, quality and polish.
First Rapid Release Firefox Beta Now Available – Mozilla Blog
Mozilla Firefox Channel Switcher lets you effortlessly switch between your current stable version of the web browser, Aurora build or the Beta version. You can change channels without affecting your Firefox profiles, right from within the About Firefox menu.
If you’re already using either the Aurora or Beta channel, simply click on the Firefox Menu > Help > About > Click on the “Change” link next to where it tells you what channel you’re running. Now, from the drop-down menu, you can easily switch to the Aurora, Beta, or Stable channel.
We have earlier covered in detail about how to change Firefox channels here.