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Firefox 6 Brings Minor Changes

Mozilla have announced the release of Firefox 6, which comes a meretwo months after the debut of Firefox 5.

The browser update seesperformanceimprovements, stability fixes and other ‘under the hood’ enhancements, with interface changes at a minimum. The only “noticeable” difference to many will be the doman highlighting in the address bar when visiting a web site.

The officialrelease notesprovide a more thorough breakdown of the technical changes.

Firefox 7

Firefox 7, which enters ‘beta’ following todays release, is targeted for release in late September.

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Ubuntu 11.04 users don’t need to do anything; the upgrade available via Update Manager in a few hours.

Users of Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users can upgrade using the Firefox Stable PPA.

  • Add ‘ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable‘ to your Software Sources (see here on how to do that)
  • RunUpdate Manager tocontinuethe upgrade.