Firefox 27.0

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 27.0 for Windows | 23.5 MB (Freeware)
Download: Firefox 27.0 for Linux | 29.2 MB
Download: Firefox 27.0 for MacOS | 46.4 MB
View: Firefox Website | Release Notes

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Just updated my PCXFirefox, http://pcxfirefox.sourceforge.net/ and all is well!

Have never liked Firefox much and have tried most of the variants, which I usually end up removing also, but with as retarded as Opera is now a days and the fact Seamonkey seems to always drop the connection every time it get's redirected to a site from a link, I need to find a second browser just to use for the few sites I don't like going to in IE.

As far as needing to find that second browser, it will NEVER be Chrome though as that browser just makes me want to

cork1958 said,

. . . and the fact Seamonkey seems to always drop the connection every time
it gets redirected to a site from a link, I need to find a second browser just
to use for the few sites I don't like going to in IE.


I've never had any such problem with SeaMonkey. The only time I ever have a problem with
this browser is when the increasingly buggy Adobe Flash plugin crashes and sometimes
takes SeaMonkey down with it, despite all plugins supposedly being sandboxed.

But that isn't SeaMonkey's fault. The blame lies squarely with those muppets at Adobe.

I may have exaggerated the issue of losing connection when being redirected in Seamonkey, but it DID happen!

Never had any issues with flash player in Seamonkey though. Maybe because I always disabled the dom.ipc.plugins?

It hasn't actually been officially released yet. It normally takes 24 hours for release notes and automatic updates to get updated once the final build hits the public FTP (which is what Neowin links too).

Well, that's great that they released it and all, but how is it different from 26? As far as I can tell the only significant change that has happened to Firefox in the last year is the new UI, and you still have to use the nightlies apparently to get that. This numbers game is retarded, but hey, at least they're not quite as bad as Chrome, who apparently just released version 32, which probably isn't noticeably any different from version 31. I suppose there's something to be said for bugfixes, but I still don't understand why they need a full version number every few months "just because."

Ignore the number it means very little these days. Firefox, like Chrome, now has a regular release schedule so that smaller changes, bug fixes and new features can be added every 6 weeks or so rather than wait a year and introduce a dozen new features all at once. Now and then you will see a change change but mostly the changes are small. This is a good thing as the problem with big updates once a year or two caused a lot of problems with extensions not being compatible. The more regular updates means that extensions are far less likely to break and gives extension developers a better chance at fixing the smaller issues that pop up over a longer period of time.

In the long term the idea is that there will be no version number seen by the end user. It will simply just be "Firefox" and will update silently in the background. There will still be the "ESR" releases every now and then for businesses to deploy and control updates of course.

Yeah pretty much, now instead of releasing whenever the features are mature (Which can take a while) they release every 6 weeks or so with whatever features have matured in that time period.

So smaller updates, but you get the features quicker.

I understand what's going on, but that doesn't change my opinion on how ridiculous it is. I honestly could not differentiate between Firefox 24 and Firefox 27. I'm running the nightlies, so I have the new UX. Besides that I'm not sure what, if any improvements are really being made at this point.

That is kind of the point of the regular releases though. So you don't differentiate between versions. Just look at it as "Firefox".

If that were true then it would just update itself in the background and you wouldn't be notified that a new version was available, like Chrome does. In fact, in the case of Firefox, I think changing the version number so rapidly was blatant competition with Chrome, to lessen the perception that their browser wasn't as good because their version number wasn't as high. Nobody will see it just as "Firefox" until they stop making a big deal about having a new version ready for release (unless something in that release is actually a big deal).

I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous. First off, you're using nightlies, yet don't keep up with what they're doing? Why even use them, if but only to get newer features sooner? Do you even bother reporting bugs or...?

Secondly, you're simplifying their work simply because you don't always see a tangible difference...? Sorry, but Mozilla isn't just sitting on their hands looking to increase a version number just for the sake of doing so. And most aren't really concerned about the version number.

Obviously I use them to get newer features sooner. Duh. Specifically I use them because I like the new UI, which is not available in any of the release builds yet, but also because apparently it's the only way to get new features. So no, I do not have time to look at every change log every day and see what little thing is different than yesterday. And if I ever found any bugs I might consider reporting them, but I haven't seen anything I would classify as a bug well over a year. I'm not exactly looking for them with a fine-tooth comb, either; I just use the browser as I would normally use the browser and haven't had any issues in a very long time. Additionally, I am not saying Mozilla is just sitting on their hands doing nothing. I'm just saying that this should be like Firefox 9.1.23 or something. Is this release meaningless? No. It does, however, make it incredibly hard for anybody to give a big "woohoo" and get excited that a new version has been released when there isn't a whole lot new or different, if anything. All I'm saying, basically, is "big deal." I'll be more excited when they release something exciting. In the meantime it's still my sole browser and there really isn't any competition on the desktop. Get your panties out of a bunch.

Then cool, be excited for when something awesome does come out. Not every update is going to crap unicorns and rainbows for you...