10/10/2012

Firefox 16 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux


Firefox 16

Firefox 16 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux - Only a short time ago, we had to wait over a year for a major new release of any web browser. Often longer. There was a huge gap between Firefox 3 and Firefox 4, with many alphas, betas and numerous release candidates. That was before Google changed the game with Chrome, with rapid releases, quickly switching between stable, beta, dev and Canary.


Recently, Mozilla decided to change the way they would release a new version of Firefox, somewhat mimicking the Chrome release schedule. Currently v16 Final for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can now download this stable version of new Firefox at the end of this page.
Firefox 16 is now in the stable channel.
What's new in Firefox 16 FINAL? Initial desktop support for web apps, VoiceOver accessibility features for OS X, extra developer tools and enhanced garbage collection performance to prevent freezes and performance lags. The list:
  • · Firefox on Mac OS X now has preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default
  • · Initial web app support (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • · Acholi and Kazakh localizations added
  • · Improvements around JavaScript responsiveness through incremental garbage collection
  • · New Developer Toolbar with buttons for quick access to tools, error count for the Web Console, and a new command line for quick keyboard access
  • · CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms and Gradients unprefixed in Firefox 16
  • · Recently opened files list in Scratchpad implemented
  • · Debugger breakpoints do not catch on page reload (783393)
  • · No longer supporting MD5 as a hash algorithm in digital signatures (650355)
  • · Opus support by default (772341)
  • · Reverse animation direction has been implemented (655920)
  • · Per tab reporting in about:memory (687724)
  • · User Agent strings for pre-release Firefox versions now show only major version (728831)
Firefox 16 is a relatively minor release in terms of new functionality. Early support for web apps and enhanced garbage collection are the two headline features.


Screnshot - Firefox 16 FINAL for Windows


Download Firefox 16
You can now download this stable version of Firefox, currently v16 Final for Windows, Mac and Linux , from this page, while adventurous users can also check out v18 of Nightly, Firefox's "Canary" build, reserved for the most foolhardy.


DOWNLOAD Firefox 16 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux:

Download Firefox 16 for Windows (17.39 MB)
Download Firefox 16 for Mac (33.34 MB)
Download Firefox 16 for Linux (18.87 MB)
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