Linked by lemur2 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 22:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 8 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Firefox for Android. This release appears to be a relatively minor update. Perhaps the main feature of this update is the ability for user control over third-party addons. "At Mozilla, we think you should be in control, so we are disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep." A detailed technical description of this new Firefox release can be found in the release notes.
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by arbour42 on Wed 9th Nov 2011 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE: When"
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It's taken Opera over a decade to get to version 11. I still think it's the best browser out there.

Mozilla has been overrun by the marketing suits. That's a bad bad sign. This new versioning is strictly for marketing reasons and usually happens when the geeks get sent down to the basement and the suits want to make change for change's sake. These are extremely minor changes that have bumped firefox a major version number.

Chrome should still be on version 2 or 3, and Firefox on 4.3.

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