Communication with php pogram
Saturday October 25th 2014

Good Reasons to Get Firefox 13, and Good Ways to Install It on Linux





This week, many users are busy installing Firefox 13–the latest major upgrade to Mozilla’s browser. As is always true in a major release of Firefox, there are some specific reasons to upgrade. Here is a look at some of the improvements Mozilla has delivered, and some information on how to easily and flexibly install the new browser.

Among  major changes in version 13, when opening a new tab, users are now presented with their most visited pages in one collection.  If you’ve seen the similar page in Google Chrome, you know how this works.

Mozilla points to SPDY–a new web standard designed to replace the HTTP protocol–as a good reason to get Firefox 13:

"Though SPDY has been included in Mozilla’s browser since Firefox 11, Firefox 13 marks the first time it’s been enabled by default. Designed as a successor to HTTP, SPDY reduces the amount of time it takes for websites to load, so ‘you will notice faster page load times on sites that support SPDY networking, like Google and Twitter…” 

PC World has also reported on some of the work Mozilla has been doing on fixing Firefox’s memory usage, which is much improved in version 13. A Mozilla blog post makes clear that Mozilla has especiall worked on "leaky" add-ons that create memory usage problems. This alone is a good reason to be running version 13.

Meanwhile, Libre Software has an excellent guide up on how to install version 13 of Firefox on most major Linux distributions.  The guide walks through flexibly installing it through the command line, and even walks through uninstall procedures.

 

Related Activities

Related Software

Related Blog Posts



src='http://ads.gigaom.com/show/rss/'
alt=''
border='0'
/>

View full post on OStatic blogs

  • Share/Bookmark
Related Tags: , , , , ,

More from category

openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux

internet advertising The big news today is the merger of openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed. Fedora 21 is delayed again [Read More]

HP Launches Helion OpenStack Build/Services, to Take on AWS

internet advertising HP has steadily been making a lot of noise about its commitment to cloud computing overall, and [Read More]

Apache CloudStack Arrives in New Version, Stays Popular

internet advertising The Apache CloudStack project has released version 4.4.1, the new version of its private, public [Read More]

Ubuntu 14.10 Released, openSUSE GNOME Peek, and Debian Multimedia

internet advertising The release of Ubuntu 14.10, codenamed Utopic Unicorn, was the big news today. But in other news, [Read More]

Mozilla’s Webmaker App Could Spur Firefox OS App Developers

internet advertising               Mozilla continues to push ahead with its Firefox [Read More]

Twitter On Me

<p>Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.</p>

Calendar

October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031