Firefox 8 released

Firefox 8 released

Firefox 8, the latest version of the popular opensource browser has been officially released. The new version comes with a few enhancements but no noticeable visual changes.
A quick look at the new features and improvements in Firefox 8:
  • Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
  • Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons
  • Added Twitter to the search bar for select locales. Additional locale support will be added in the future
  • Added a preference to load tabs on demand, improving start-up time when windows are restored
  • Improved performance and memory handling when using <audio> and <video> elements
  • Added CORS support for cross-domain textures in WebGL
  • Added support for HTML5 context menus
  • Added support for insertAdjacentHTML
  • Improved CSS hyphen support for many languages
  • Improved WebSocket support
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Ubuntu 11.10 and 11.04 users will get the updates in a day or two from the official channels .

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