Friday, July 2, 2010

Install/Update Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6


Mozilla launched a new update for Mozilla Firefox. This new release is a update for crash protection feature, which was first introduced in Mozilla Firefox 3.6.4. Mozilla blog says the crash protection feature,

"protects Windows and Linux users from crashes and freezes caused by third party plugins such as Flash and Silverlight. When a plugin crashes, users can reload the Web page to restart the plugin and continue browsing. When a plugin freezes, making the whole browser unresponsive, Firefox 3.6.4 terminates the unresponsive plugin after waiting 10 seconds. These changes were tested with a beta audience of close to one million users."
 I just installed on my machine, which runs Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I found this nice article which describes how to do a update for it: How to update Firefox to 3.6.6 on Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx

NOTE: When updating if you don't want to have all updates (for other packages) you should uncheck them. This will reduce the size of the download. The easiest way to uncheck all at once is double clicking the update titles in "Update Manager". For example: "Recommended Updates", "Proposed Updates" etc. Then, just click on check-boxes Firefox packages.