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Firefox 6.0 Officially Released: Download Links Inside

It seems like only yesterday we were updating to Firefox 5 (for those hazy on the details, version 5 was officially released June 20), but already it's time to move on. The latest iteration of Mozilla's Firefox web browser, Firefox 6, is now here and ready for consumption. Here's the link for Windows. Mac and Linux (click here for X64) versions are also available. 

So, what can you expect Firefox 6 to bring? Well, don't hold your breath for a lot of visual differences. The Firefox UI has remained the same for the most part as the bulk of the changes for this release are happening behind the scenes. The most noticeable cosmetic change is that the address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting. Under the hood there's added support for the latest version of WebSocket as well as stream-lined performance when it comes to start times and opening large numbers of tabs at once. There's also the addition of a new permissions tool that will allow the end-user better control of which websites are storing what information (cookies, passwords, location, etc.).

  • Motorola bought out Mozilla, obviously.
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  • firefyte
    Anyone have peacekeeper / browser wars benchmarks on it? Just link updated tables in the news.
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  • HansVonOhain
    Firefox is loosing its taste, as the developers are drawing straws on what feature will be successful.
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  • jackbling
    I hate to see mozilla tripping over its own feet trying to keep up with chrome and ie9; I feel like they are going in the wrong direction trying to develop an os/platform.

    I suppose feature bloat is a natural course software developers take, however, in trying to add value they alienate their user base, and hurt the performance/usage that likely made them a viable choice to begin with.

    I find myself using chrome and ie9 more, and more.
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  • TechnoBowl
    Yeah I could care less. I'm using Aurora along with Memory Fox and I'm not going back.
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  • Mathos
    Not to mention the link to the x64 version just leads to a zip file, with no way to install or anything.
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  • alikum
    No wonder Google bought Motorola
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  • krazynutz
    What's funny is that you can just update to version 6 right through Firefox. Just hit the orange Firefox button, Help, About Firefox and it will automatically update you.
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  • icepick314
    krazynutzWhat's funny is that you can just update to version 6 right through Firefox. Just hit the orange Firefox button, Help, About Firefox and it will automatically update you.
    unfortunately if you want 64bit version, you have to update it manually...

    also I think the 64bit link in Tom's is for Linux...I don't see any executable file in there....
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  • Netherscourge
    I've become a Chrome Junkie. It's simple and straight-forwrd on the outside, while having great security and features in the background.

    Some stuff you don't need to see or even know about. What matters is that it's secure, compatible and accessible.

    Chrome and even IE9 (shocking, I know) do this. Firefox 5+ seems more clunky IMO. They need to get more basic on the UI side of things.
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