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For the most dedicated of Firefox users, the time to act is now. The fine folks at Mozilla have made the new version of Firefox available a little early for those who just cannot wait for the official release. Simply choose Windows, Mac or Linux, download and install the files and the latest version of Mozilla Firefox will be yours. There is the possibility that this version may not be 100% final, but with the official release scheduled for sometime later today, it should be.

The new version of Firefox does not feature anything revolutionary in terms of the UI, but it does promise to greatly increase the speed and performance of the browser. Reports indicate that this version of Firefox could be as much as 20% faster than the older one. The new version will also dramatically increase the start up speed of the browser, especially for users who start with a lot of tabs and groups.

They have also added a new permissions tool that allows users to grant various things to certain websites such as password storage and and pop-ups. Once you have the new version simply type “about:permissions” to access the setting for the new feature.

Overall, looks like a great update, and if you don’t want to wait, it can be yours now!

Source: Mashable


UPDATE :color> Such is the fast pace of tech blogging that events can change very quickly before you know it. No sooner had we put this post out than Mozilla made Firefox 6 officially available!

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  1. Miggs
    August 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I learned to hate firefox by time. The Windows version is faster and prettier than the linux one.

  2. Mary Dixon
    August 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I want firefox to have a toolbar similar to the google one - google no longer supports firefox supposedly.  I miss the autofill and highlight

  3. JohnDM
    August 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

    i wish firefox and foxytunes could get on the same page, however

  4. Cell Travis
    August 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I just updated to Firefox 6.0. It "feels" smoother and faster, so lets hope the slowdown and crashes of the past (specially the memory usage part) is taken care of.