Although Firefox 8 is scheduled to be released on November 8 (Tuesday), but Mozilla has already pushed the final version of Firefox 8.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms and it is now available for download from Mozilla’s FTP servers.
If you wish to upgrade your Firefox web browser before the official release, you can manually update your Firefox to the next version by downloading release number 8 from below direct FTP links.
Firefox 8 brings stability and fixes several bugs found in earlier version, the major features that you can look in version 8 are : much improved tabs, support for HTML 5 context menu,built-in support to search Twitter messages in the browser’s address bar and now Firefox can handle third party add-on installations to avoid security problems from unsafe extensions.
What’s New in Firefox 8:
- Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
- Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons
- Added Twitter to the search bar
- Added a preference to load tabs on demand, improving start-up time when windows are restored
- Improved tab animations when moving, reordering, or detaching tabs
- Improved performance and memory handling
- Added CORS support for cross-domain textures in WebGL
- Added support for HTML5 context menus
- Added support for insertAdjacentHTML
- Improved CSS hyphen support for many languages
- Improved WebSocket support
- Fixed several stability issues