Firefox 16 released

Big smile for Ubuntu users, because Canonical updated the Firefox web browser to version 16 on the same day with the official release announcement from Mozilla Foundation. Firefox 16 is available through Ubuntu Updates Manager, so check for updates and install them. Specifically, Mozilla Firefox 16.0 is now available for the following Ubuntu operating systems:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
  • Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
  • Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

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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.

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