An upgrade to Firefox 8 is finally available to Ubuntu 11.10 users through Ubuntu’s Update Manager – no PPA or additional downloads required.

The upgrade comes 2 weeks after Firefox 8 was officially released.

So what’s new?

Firefox 8 brought with it a handful of new features and changes. These included: –

  • Twitter search engine installed by default
  • Third-party add-ons are disabled by default
  • A new ‘add-on selection dialog’ allows to verify add-ons on upgrading
  • Tabs can be loaded ‘on demand’, improving start-up times
  • HTML5 context menu support, improved memory management, and various stability fixes also feature.
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