Firefox 7.0 Released

Mozilla has released Firefox 7.0 to all users on September 27th, 2011. New stuff in Firefox 7:

  • Drastically improved memory handling for certain use cases
  • Added a new rendering backend to speed up Canvas operations on Windows systems
  • Bookmark and password changes now sync almost instantly when using Firefox Sync
  • The ‘http://’ URL prefix is now hidden by default
  • Added support for text-overflow: ellipsis
  • Added support for the Web Timing specification
  • Enhanced support for MathML
  • The WebSocket protocol has been updated from version 7 to version 8
  • Added an opt-in system for users to send performance data back to Mozilla to improve future versions of Firefox
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • Fixed several security issues

Firefox 6.0.x user can get the update via Help > About Firefox or download it directly here. The next major release will be in another six-weeks on November 8, 2011 with Firefox 8.0 which will be pushed out to the Beta channel later this week.