Firefox 3 Release Candidate has been released. It includes only minor performance, UI, and compatibility tweaks. If no issues are found with the release candidate, it will become the final release.

Ubuntu 8.04 shipped with Firefox 3 Beta 5, which is now one version behind. There’s some confusion on whether Firefox would be updated in Ubuntu, but it has been confirmed by an Ubuntu developer that this will happen.

You should receive the Firefox 3 Release Candidate this week along with your regular updates. I’ll update this post with my impressions of the RC once it arrives in Ubuntu.

[update] Firefox 3 RC 1 arrived in the Ubuntu repositories on June 9. I haven’t noticed any difference other than some visual changes to the address bar. Mozilla has released RC 2 now, so the wait begins again.

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