Mozilla has uploaded a few minutes ago, August 27th, the Mozilla Firefox 15.0 web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 15.0 email client for all supported platforms, including Linux.
Because the official release is supposed to be tomorrow, August 28th, there is no release announcement for Mozilla Firefox 15.0, but you can download the final version right now (see download link at the end of the article) from the official Mozilla FTP servers.
Highlights of Mozilla Firefox 15.0:
· Initial native support for PDF files;
· Supports version 3 of the SPDY networking protocol;
· Better performance, by enhancing WebGL with compressed textures;
· Add-ons now eat less memory;
· Added a new layout view to Inspector;
· Implemented the CSS word-break property;
· Implemented high precision event timer;
· Added a new responsive design tool, to allow web developers to easily switch between mobile and desktop views of sites;
· Added native support for the Opus audio codec;
· Added media attribute support to the <source> element;
· Added support for the played attribute to the <video> and <audio> elements.
In the same news, Mozilla Thunderbird 15.0 is also available for download, and it brings the Do Not Track option, Chat integration, Ubuntu One to the list of online storage providers for Filelink, and the new Australis user interface.
For Ubuntu users, Canonical will update the famous web browser to this latest version in a few days after the official release, but if you can’t wait you can use our step-by-step tutorial (with screenshots) to install Firefox 15 on your Ubuntu box.
For other Linux users, Mozilla distributes Firefox 15.0 as binary and source packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.