Just a few days back, 2nd August to be precise, Mozilla Firefox 48.0 was released with new features and improvements. And today, we have some great news for users of popular GNU/Linux operating systems.


First reported by Marius Nestor of Softpedia, the Mozilla Firefox 48.0 web browser has finally landed for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Arch Linux, SparkyLinux, CRUX, and Solus OSes. This new release brings the long-anticipated multiprocess functionality which has been available on rival browsers for years now.

Other improvements include extra protection against harmful downloads on Microsoft Windows OSes, better Canvas performance via speedy Skia support for GNU/Linux distributions, multiple WebRTC improvements, as well as Rust language support for the media parser. Also, add-ons which aren’t signed or verified will no longer load when the web browser starts.

Lastly, there are the regular bug fixes and improvements to the overall experience on GNU/Linux operating systems.

In case you are running one of the OSes mentioned, we highly recommend updating to the latest version now. To download the Mozilla Firefox 48.0 64-bit and 32-bit binaries, follow this LINK. It’s good to see that Mozilla didn’t take much of a time to address the Linux operating systems.


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