Firefox 6 is Available Now (Direct Download Links)

Aug 16, 2011 - 9 Comments

Firefox 6 for Mac OS X has been released

Firefox 6 has been officially released and is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows users to download. The update is supposedly 20% faster and supports new HTML5 and CSS3 elements, in addition to having a variety of changes aimed at web developers. Somewhat disappointingly, version 6 for Mac OS X oddly doesn’t yet support native Full Screen mode in OS X Lion. Nonetheless, if you like to keep on top of the latest browsers or you’re a web developer, it’s a worthwhile download.

You can either update Firefox 6 directly through the “About” menu, or download directly from the links below:

Download Firefox 6

These direct links are from ftp.mozilla.org:

If it seems like Firefox 4 and Firefox 5 was just released, you’re pretty much right, and the rapidly increasing version numbers seem to be in some release war with Google Chrome’s browser, which is somewhere around 13 by now. Safari is currently at version 5.1 and doesn’t seem to be participating in the release race.

Finally, the Firefox 6 build was first found available on the Mozilla FTP servers a few days ago, but today marks the official release day, thus the post.

Update: Developers can read more about the changes important to them on Mozilla.org.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in Mac OS X, News

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  1. xf says:

    Firefox is turning into a developer-only browser, I don’t know anyone who uses it anymore that isn’t involved in engineering or design.

  2. Angga says:

    Gonna stick with Safari 5 for a while, i know.

  3. albert says:

    Just updated–what do they mean 20% faster; it’s running much slower than 5.0.1. I would advise waiting on this “upgrade”.

  4. James says:

    I’ve given Safari, Firefox and Chrome all a fair shake. They all do some nice things but, so far, Google Chrome has my business. It runs much lighter on resources than Firefox but has most of the features (at least the ones I use).

  5. Fabien says:

    Chrome is nice but still stick with firefox for many plugins he have and safari for regular usage

    Got several memory issue with chrome with heavy memory usage ajax website while safari & firefox run good

  6. John says:

    If FF is slower than a competitor for you, take into account that FF has to load your add-ons. Comparing FF with 10 add-ons VS IE or Chrome or Avant browser with 0 is completely unfair. FF without add-ons is just as fast as Chrome or Avant. But its attractive features are add-ons, so you cannot have your cake and eat it

  7. Max says:

    First looks show no real difference with 5.0.x but I find it is much slower :-(

  8. Donald says:

    how do i install firefox?

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