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The official release of Firefox version 8 is actually on Tuesday, but as happens with most Firefox releases, you can actually download the final version a bit early. Fear not, this is not some crazy hack method or anything. You are downloading the files directly from Mozilla’s servers, so you can rest assured that it is safe.

To download the latest build of Firefox, simply click here. The files are stored on Mozilla’s FTP server, so as I said before, you don’t need to worry about any bad stuff hidden away in there. To download the file, click the folder that goes with your system. It is available on Mac, Windows and Linux.

The new version of Firefox doesn’t bring anything too groundbreaking, but it is good to see them sticking with their plan to release a major new version every six weeks. The first feature is that Firefox now handles third party software to protect you from security problems caused by less than reputable extensions.

In addition, Firefox now has the ability to search Twitter posts right from the browser’s search bar. This is a nice feature, and makes finding all that important up-to-the-minute stuff you can only find on Twitter a little bit easier.

The last change is bug fixes, which come standard with pretty much every new software version ever.

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Source: Lifehacker

  1. Vanessa
    November 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Is this faster than firefox 7? If not, why bother?

    • Jeff
      November 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Please see Whats New in Firefox 8 for a list of changes. 

  2. Tesfaye Teshome
    November 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Followed Pamela's link and downloaded it ok but corrupted to run.

  3. riki
    November 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    wth, need to download 1 by 1...??? insane.... can someone tell me how to download all the files just one click... ty

    • Dave LeClair
      November 9, 2011 at 3:48 am

      It's out official now, just go to and download it

  4. Manish
    November 8, 2011 at 3:51 am

    No access.

  5. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Didn't know it was available, but it sounds like there are some problems.

  6. R Ze
    November 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    That's weird. I wonder why the permission is denied now. I downloaded it over the weekend. 

  7. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    A reboot's required to finish the installation now...

    Really Mozilla, really? Why would you ever do this?

    If anyone discovers an add-on or an about:config tweak to disable it, please do reply to my comment.

  8. Mordalo
    November 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Got the permission denied (even with Jeff's link) as well, but am I the only one who wonders what the linux-x86_64 version is?  Could they actually have a 64-bit version of the browser available for Linux?

    • Jeff Fabish
      November 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Why wouldn't a 64 bit version be available for Linux? 

      • Gideon Pioneer
        November 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

        Because there isn't even one for Windows or Mac. It's most likely just 32-bit FF bundled with 64-bit libs of various required components

  9. Fappymcfloggin
    November 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Same here (permission denied) for Windows, but was able to download for mac.

  10. Samarth
    November 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    permissions denied :(

    • Jeff Fabish
      November 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      It's working for me. Here is a link to Firefox 8 (Windows English)

      I hope some significant increases to performance are made, after visiting a few pages in Firefox 7.0.1 it stops loading them all together.

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