Firefox 7.0 | What’s New | How to Install

On Sep 27 2011, Mozilla released new version of its browser : Firefox 7.0 . It is now available for all operating system . Firefox always comes up with new stuffs . Lets see what they mentioned in their official blog .

What’s New in Firefox 7.0 :

  • Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
  • The ‘http://’ URL prefix is now hidden by default
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Enhanced support for MathML
  • The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

How to install :

Open the terminal  and run the following commands :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install firefox language-pack-en language-pack-en-base

If you cant able to install through above method , then download Firefox and run the following commands :

tar -xf file_name.bz2
cd firefox
sudo ./firefox


In case of any queries , please feel free to comment .

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