Sunday, November 13, 2011

Firefox 9 Beta 1 released

Soon after Firefox 8 was released, the first Beta release of Firefox 9 is already out and ready for testing.

Since it's so soon after Firefox 8, the only feature of note in version 9 is the Javascript improvements. Beyond that it's the usual improvements here and there.

It's probably due to UDS but it seems Ubuntu 11.10 users haven't gotten their Firefox 8 update yet. Maybe in another week when things are back to normal.

For the impatient

You can get Firefox 8 through the Beta channel PPA. Looks like it's still just Beta 6 though.

~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install firefox

As usual reverting to the version that comes with Ubuntu 11.10 is just a ppa-purge away.