The new beta includes fixes for memory problems that have been plaguing users, as well as a blocking system that will prevent the showing of pages that are known to be forgeries.
Anti-malware code is also being built in, and parents will have the option of blocking certain content.
Other improvements include automatic shutting down of outdated and insecure plug-ins, and easier removal of third-party applications.
The new browser is expected to go out on final release in June, but Mozilla is adamant that it will not be tied down to a release schedule if it means putting out buggy code.
Mozilla unleashes Firefox 3 beta 5
By Iain Thomson on Apr 4, 2008 7:19AM