Mozilla today released Firefox 7.0 for Windows, Apple OS X and Linux . In a surprise unveiling today — the upgrade arrives just a month after Mozilla’s Firefox 6.0 major release — Firefox 7 via Mozilla is out. Mozilla promises a range of security, performance, readability and stability enhancements. We’ll bring you continuing coverage — expect our groovyReview team’s Firefox 7.0 first look, an in-depth analysis, plus tips, how to galleries and more advice and commentary in days and hours to come.
Mozilla has posted a full list of updates and fixes covering performance, stability, security and readability. This so far looks like a beefy upgrade.
According to the install guide, here are some of the highlights to expect.
- Snappier Canvas performance in Windows
- Quicker Firefox Syncing with bookmark and password changes
- UI change hides the http:// prefix in URLs by default (groovyReview team Note: https still displays)
- Dramatically improved memory handling
- Better MathML support
- New opt-in system — called Telemetry — allowing users to report performance data direct to Mozilla engineering
- Overall stability and security improvements.
Regarding Telemetry, watch groovyPost for our upcoming piece on how to opt out of this system data sharing system with Mozilla. It’s a quick tweak so stay tuned. If you have tips and tricks you want to share with groovyPost readers on this new upgrade, send them in — just email me.
Thanks to JustJonjon1 for the following quick video tour of Firefox 7.0. Groovy.