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Firefox 89 is out. The biggest change is the new UI. I like it but I've read a lot of negative opinions about it.

 

Release notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/89.0/releasenotes/

 

Blog post: https://blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/news/modern-clean-new-firefox-clears-the-way-to-all-you-need-online/

 

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ya gonna get those kinda people, ya cant please everyone. soon enough Thunderbird wll also have Proton. my Guess Seamonkey will also if they wanna survive ( the next SM ESR )

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