Links: New Firefox and John Perry Barlow Trashes a Summit

With Mozilla attempting to quicken their development cycle, the time has come for the Firefox 5 Beta.  It was only two months ago that Firefox 4 was released, and we're already moving on.  In any case, one thing to remember is that Firefox 3.5 was so difference from Firefox 3 that it was essentially Firefox 4.  The contrast is indeed so great it deserves an entirely different version number.  Firefox 5, however, will not be so different from its predecessor, but as companies appear to prefer higher version numbers nowadays, Mozilla will be following that trend and giving Firefox 4.1 the title of Firefox 5. 

That isn't to say it's not worth checking out, though.  I've been using the Aurora channel, and you definitely feel an extra jump.  If you want to try it without having to lose your regular, ol' Firefox, I have written a tutorial for installing them both on Windows.

You can download the Firefox Beta or Aurora here.


John Perry Barlow, the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, ripped into everyone onstage at the e-G8 summit, stunning all those that attended, but more importantly, saying what had to be said.

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