Firefox 17.0.1 released

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. Firefox includes pop-up blocking, tab-browsing, integrated Google search, simplified privacy controls, a streamlined browser window that shows you more of the page than any other browser and a number of additional features that work with you to help you get the most out of your time online.

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Download: Firefox 17.0.1 for Windows | 18.5 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 17.0.1 for Linux | 20.3 MB
Download: Firefox 17.0.1 for MacOS | 34.1 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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1701, it's the USS Enterprise release

Sadly after installing it, Firefox decided it couldn't start and through a process of clicking it reset itself to vanilla and I had to reinstall all plugins. At least I only use it for testing.

17.0.1: Font rendering issue in Firefox 17.0 (bug 814101) - FIXED
17.0.1: Reverted user agent change causing some website incompatibilities - NEW
First revision of the Social API and support for Facebook Messenger - NEW
Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user's permission (see blog post) - CHANGED
Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons -CHANGED
Mac OS X 10.5 is no longer supported -DEVELOPER
JavaScript Maps and Sets are now iterable -DEVELOPER
SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented -DEVELOPER
Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use - DEVELOPER
New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM - HTML5
Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security - FIXED
Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page -FIXED
17.0.1: Leaving Private Browsing with Social API enabled should reset social components (814554) - FIXED
Pointer lock doesn't work in web apps (769150) - FIXED
Page scrolling on sites with fixed headers (780345) - FIXED