Firefox 6 is Available Now (Direct Download Links)
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.