Firefox 9 Now Final and Available for Download

Paul Lilly

The cool thing about Mozilla's rapid release schedule for Firefox is that you never have to wait long for the next version to come out, which is a real boon if you want to play with the latest and greatest but aren't real keen on the thought of mucking around with beta code. And if you've been waiting around for Firefox 9 to go gold, your day has come.

On the flip side, having a rapid release schedule inevitably leads to less dramatic changes in between most builds. In this case, Firefox 9 brings a handful of new features and enhancements to the table, though nothing particularly extraordinary. Highlights include:

  • Added Type Inference for improved JavaScript performance
  • Added support for querying Do NOt Track status via JavaScript
  • Added support for font-stretch
  • Improved support for text-overflow
  • Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML,a nd CSS
  • Fixed several stability and security issues

The other changes relate to Mac OS X Lion users and included improved theme integration and the addition of two-finger swipe navigation.

Even though Firefox 9 is finished, Mozilla won't begin rolling it out until tomorrow. However, the finished code is just a click away -- hit the appropriate link below:

Release Notes
Firefox 9 for Windows
Firefox 9 for Mac
Firefox 9 for Linux

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