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Firefox 16.0.1 released

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Firefox 16.0.1 has been released.

There was a 16.0 release, but it was pulled almost immediately due to a security vulnerability

What's new? According to the Release Notes:-

The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:

  • Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default
  • Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Acholi and Kazakh localizations added
  • Improvements around Javascript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection
  • New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access
  • CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16
  • Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented

What's been fixed? According to the Release Notes:-

  • 16.0.1: Vulnerability outlined here
  • Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload
  • No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures
  • Opus support by default
  • Reverse animation direction has been implemented
  • Per tab reporting in about:memory
  • User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version

Downloads: Firefox 16.0.1 | All builds
View: Release Notes
Homepage: Firefox

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It's great! :)

I am looking forward to Firefox 17 which will be more secure by click-to-play activation of outdated plugins.

Also looking forward to Firefox 18 which will have a new faster Javascript engine.

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