Firefox 8 Is Available Now For Download [News]

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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.

Source: Lifehacker

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permissions denied :(

Jeff Fabish

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.



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



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

Why wouldn’t a 64 bit version be available for Linux?¬†

Gideon Pioneer

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



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.


R Ze

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



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



No access.



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

Dave LeClair

It’s out official now, just go to¬† and download it


Tesfaye Teshome

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



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


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

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