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Firefox 7 Released

The latest stable release of Firefox 7 has been pushed out to the masses.

Don’t expect to be able to see most of the changes on the surface though: Firefox 7′s main features areimproved memory handlingandfasterFirefox Sync.

Firefox 7 also ‘hides’ the “http://” part of a URL by default, althought this remains on show in the case of secure sites using “https://”.

How to Install Firefox 7 in Ubuntu

If you’re using Ubuntu 11.04 or 11.10 you don’t need to do anything special to get the upgrade: Firefox will update automatically via Update Manager in the coming hours.

Users of Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 can upgrade to Firefox 7 by adding the Firefox Stable PPA.

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