Today we can confirm that Mozilla Firefox 6 is officially available for download, as with any major software release Mozilla will be hoping that things go smoothly, however with so many add-ons, extensions and plug-ins available there are bound to be some small problems affecting the minority, therefore we thought we would we would write a brief article where people could leave comments telling us about any problems they encounter.
Firstly here are the all important download links for the English US versions of Firefox 6 (click on your OS version to download the applicable release – Windows – Mac – Linux. If you would like alternative language versions check out this link. For me on both Windows 7 download and Ubuntu installation was painless, however don’t be too surprised if some of you experience some niggling issues.
When we first ran Firefox 6 on Windows 7 we were prompted with a screen telling me that 7 of my add-ons were incompatible and then we were also told that Flash player needed updating, the incompatible add-ons will probably be updated soon, however in terms of Flash, installation was simple via the links Mozilla provide you with.
Mozilla claim that this new version of Firefox is faster, prettier and “more awesome” than previous release, you can find out reasons why over at InformationWeek, not only this but it also patches 10 dangerous security holes which you can read all about over at ZDNet – below we have added the official changelog according to Mozilla:
We used Firefox 6 for approximately 10 minutes prior to posting this article and ignoring the incompatible add-ons there were no problems to report, in terms of performance sites loads quickly and all content showed up clearly, however we have to confess that we are struggling to really notice any major changes worth getting excited about.
Please let us know if you experience any problems in the comments section below, we will do our best to point you in the direction of fixes and we are sure how thousands of readers will do to.
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