Firefox 8 Coming Tomorrow, Download It Now

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The Mozilla Firefox team have unofficially released a new version of Firefox on their FTP servers. This isn’t uncommon for the Mountain View, Califnornia company though. According to their rapid release schedule, every 6 weeks the team releases a new iteration of the web browser, and this time it’s Firefox 8. Unlike their last update with Firefox 7, this new version doesn’t contain quite as many new features, but it’s still worth updating.

What’s New?

Third Party Add-On Installations

Firefox 8 comes with a well deserved security featured that prompts the user before a third party Add-on is installed. As you can see above, a screen is displayed that shows the user which Add-on is being installed. This decreases the likelihood of malware and attacks from third party Add-ons.

Twitter Search

Twitter is now integrated within Firefox’s search bar along with other services like Wikipedia and eBay. Just click the drop-down menu and choose the Twitter bird icon.

Download Firefox 8

If these changes are starting to sound good, head over to Mozilla’s official FTP server and start downloading Firefox 8 now. The update will officially be out tomorrow, but I know you just can’t help yourself when it comes to getting things before others ;). Hit the download links below to start upgrading now.

Windows | Mac OS X | Linux

What browser are you currently using? Are there any features you’d like to see in the next Firefox update? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: GHacks.net

Patrick is the founder and editor-in-chief of pinglio. He works as a system administrator and studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and two dogs.
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    I hope they fixed some of their Flash issues