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Mozilla Firefox 7 Released | Reduces Memory Usage | What’s New

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Mozilla Firefox 7 has been released. The new release fixes some stability issues and several bug fixes. Mozilla Firefox 7 available to Download for Linux, MAC OS X, and Microsoft windows. Also available to install on Ubuntu “Natty, Oneiric” using PPA.

According to Mozilla blog post that firefox 7 and upcoming releases will significantly reduce the memory usage by 50% less than earlier versions of firefox, better performance for handling HTML 5 animations, and it will become much better environment for developers, Firefox 7 supports W3C navigation timing spec API will help developer to easily measure the page load time, optimize websites, and web apps.


Here’s a Benchmark “Firefox 7 is lean and fast” for Firefox 7 vs older version Firefox 6 and development version Firefox 8.

What’s New In Mozilla Firefox 7 “Changelog”

  • Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
  • The ‘http://’ URL prefix is now hidden by default
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Enhanced support for MathML
  • The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Download Mozilla Firefox 7

Mozilla Firefox 7 available for Linux, MAC OS X, Microsoft Windows operating systems and with different languages Here.

Install Mozilla Firefox 7 On Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Firefox will be updated to the last stable release after updating official Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 repositories.

Install Firefox 7 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal using Mozilla security team.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

Install Firefox 7 On Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Run Terminal, then type

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox


Mozilla Firefox Significantly Reduces Memory Use to Make Web Browsing Faster

Firefox 7 is lean and fast

Mozilla Firefox 7 Release Notes

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