Tuesday, March 22

Firefox 4 Released! What's There in Store For Linux Users?

Firefox 4 is finally released today by Mozilla that brings a feature packed, fast, minimal and a secure next generation web browser to the world.

So what is there for Linux users? Lets check it out:

Tabs on Top

Tabs now stay above the address bar, very similar to Google Chrome.

Firefox Sync

Sync your browser history, passwords, bookmarks and open tabs from anywhere on your computer or mobile device.

Awesome Bar

Quickly access your opened tabs, history and bookmarks just by typing into address bar.

Addon Bar

Installed addons can be accessed from dedicated addon bar at the bottom.

Addons Manager

New interface for add-on manager and some restartless addons from new Jetpack addon framework.

App Tabs

Easily pin your favorite sites.


Group and manage your tabs better with Panorama.

Better Integration with GTK Themes 

Integrate better with your GTK theme colors and looks better with Metacity.

Unified Menu Button

Single unified menu gives you fast access to your menu items and preferences.

Do Not Track

Protects your privacy by sending 'Do Not Track' headers.

Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration is enabled by default on supported graphic drivers.

Performance Boost and Crash Protection

New faster JägerMonkey JavaScript engine for faster web page rendering and crash protection for Adobe Flash.

Web Standards

Built-in Support for HTML 5, CSS3, WebGL and other cutting edge web technologies.

Check out detailed, full list of features here

Also Check out the video

Download Instructions

Download the tarball from here, extract it and run the file Firefox from the folder.

To install from PPA, add the Firefox 4 stable PPA to your sources. Just run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

Real Time Stats

Seems like everyone out there want to try Firefox 4.

Real Time Download Stats for Firefox 4

P.S. Do not like addon bar at the bottom? Check out our post on how to remove it and move your add-on shortcuts anywhere you like.


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