Download Firefox 8 Final for Linux

It adds Twitter search, better start-up times, and more...

By Marius Nestor on November 6th, 2011 09:50 GMT

Dear readers, a few minutes ago Mozilla unleashed the stable version of the highly anticipated Mozilla Firefox 8.0 web browser for Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

Yes, we're talking about the final version of Firefox 8, which is aready available for download on the official FTP site of the Mozilla company.

Mozilla Firefox 8.0 brings new features, as well as performance and stability enhancements. Here are some of the most important ones:

· Implemented Twitter search;
· Tabs can now be loaded on demand, greatly improving start-up time;
· Implemented an one-time add-on selection dialog to easily manage your installed extensions;
· HTML5 context menus support;
· Better memory performance;
· Third party add-on are now disabled by default;
· insertAdjacentHTML support;
· Better CSS hyphen support;
· Better WebSocket support;
· CORS support.

Mozilla Firefox 8.0 is supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, which means that it will run on any Linux distribution.

Canonical will also update their supported Ubuntu releases to Firefox 8 via the official channels, just update your systems in a few days.

Until then, download Mozilla Firefox 8 for Linux binaries and sources right now from Softpedia. Also, don't forget to visit our always up-to-date Firefox Extensions section for the latest add-ons!

We've tested the new Mozilla Firefox 8 web browser on the Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system, so enjoy the screenshot gallery attached below!
Mozilla Firefox 8 features one-time add-on selection dialog
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   Mozilla Firefox 8 features one-time add-on selection dialog

Mozilla Firefox 8 Final tested on Ubuntu 11.10 (6 Images)

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