Download Mozilla Firefox 16.0 for Linux

Mozilla Firefox 16.0 will be officially released on October 9th

By on October 9th, 2012 04:47 GMT

Mozilla has uploaded a few minutes ago, October 9th, the final packages of the Mozilla Firefox 16.0 web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Even if it is supposed to be announced by Mozilla later today, Mozilla Firefox 16.0 is now available for download, but there is no release announcement for it at the time of writing this.

However, you can download the final version of Mozilla Firefox 16.0 right now (see download link at the end of the article) from the official Mozilla FTP servers.

Highlights of Mozilla Firefox 16.0:

· Initial support for web apps on all platforms;
· Added Acholi localization;
· Improved JavaScript responsiveness via incremental garbage collection;
· New developer toolbar featuring error count for the Web Console, easy access to tools and quick access to keyboard via a new command-line;
· Unprefixed CSS3 transitions, transforms, gradients & animations;
· Implemented a list of recently opened files in Scratchpad;
· Opus support is now enabled by default;
· MD5 hash algorithm is no longer supported in digital signatures;
· Implemented reverse animation direction;
· Fixed per tab reporting in about:memory;
· Fixed catching in debugger breakpoints.

Ubuntu users are the happiest ones, because Canonical will update the Mozilla Firefox web browser to the 16.0 version in the next few days, after the official release.

For the rest of you using other Linux operating system, Mozilla prepared the usual Firefox 16.0 binary and source packages, supporting for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Download Mozilla Firefox 16.0 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.

The adventurous ones can also install the current Beta release, which will be 17.0, of the famous web browser, using our step-by-step tutorial (with screenshots) about how to install Firefox Beta on Ubuntu.

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