Mozilla have announced the release of Firefox 6, which comes a mere two months after the debut of Firefox 5.
The browser update sees performance improvements, 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 official release notes provide a more thorough breakdown of the technical changes.
Firefox 7, which enters ‘beta’ following todays release, is targeted for release in late September.
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)
- Run Update Manager to continue the upgrade.