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Firefox 3.5 is out, adds private browsing, tab tearing and more

Firefox 3.5 is available for download today, following months of testing. The latest version of the web browser adds a ton of new features and bug fixes. Probably the most important thing is that it feels faster, thanks to a new Javascript engine and updated rendering engine.

But there are also a few new bells and whistles including a private browsing mode that lets you surf the web without saving any data to your computer. You know, because you don't want your spouse knowing what you're buying for their birthday. Because that's what you'll use this feature for.

There's also support for "tab tearing," which lets you drag and drop tabs between browser windows. Or you can drag a tab out of a browser window to create a new window. Firefox 3.5 also supports HTML video which lets you watch some videos embedded in web pages without any plugins.

Mozilla hasn't updated the official Firefox download page yet. But you can download Firefox 3.5 from a number of other sites including Softpedia and Filehippo.

Update: The change is now up at

Added: Direct download links (US English) straight from Mozilla:




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