Firefox 57 Released! Over 2x Faster Than Before

November 14, 2017 — Leave a comment

Firefox 55

Mozilla Firefox reached the 57.0 release earlier today. The new release, Firefox Quantum, features a completely new browsing engine makes it over twice as fast as before.

Mozilla Firefox 57.0 release highlights:

  • A completely new browsing engine.
  • A redesigned interface, and optimizations for touch screens
  • A unified address and search bar.
  • A revamped new tab page that includes top visited sites, recently visited pages, and recommendations from Pocket
  • An updated product tour to orient new and returning Firefox users
  • AMD VP9 hardware video decoder support for improved video playback with lower power consumption
  • An expanded section in preferences to manage all website permissions
  • Also various security fixes and other changes. See release note.

How to install Firefox 57 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, the latest Firefox 57 will be published through Ubuntu security & updates repository.

Once it’s published (check Firefox in launchpad), you can upgrade Firefox via Software Updater:

upgrade firefox

Can’t wait? Mozilla offers non-install Linux packages (select i686 for 32-bit, x86_64 for 64-bit os):

Download Firefox (non-install)

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