Firefox delivers safe and easy web browsing. It has enhanced security features that also include protection from online identity theft. It offers an integrated search that lets the users get the most out of the web world.
The latest Firefox 3.6.6 in Ubuntu Linux is more advanced and a better version. It can be easily installed by any Windows or Linux user.
The new Firefox 3.6.6 is now available in crash (when then browser is not able to load a page due to some unhandled error) protection which is for updating security and stability. According to Mozilla, this new version also provides a browsing that absolutely uninterrupted for Windows and Linux users even when there is a crash in Adobe Flash (where most of the times various kinds of videos keep running alongside the page that you have opened), Apple QuickTime (it is a software update for users of Leopard and Windows) or Microsoft Silverlight (it is also a browser which runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) plugins. The rest of Firefox will not be affected even if any 1 of the plugins crashes or freezes. You will be able to reload the page after which you can easily restart the plugin and try again. This new version also modifies the crash protection feature in Firefox 3.6.4. This helps in increasing the amount of time that plugins are allowed and also allows them to be non-responsive before being terminated. During the installation, the Ubuntu 10.04 uses Firefox 3.5 by default and the updates have to wait at that time. Sometimes the wait is long as the Ubuntu team. However, if you really want to try this newest version of Firefox then you can do by following a very simple procedure.
Steps to Install the New Firefox 3.6.6
1. Open Terminal (Applications-Accessories-Terminal). Here you have type or paste the following line “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa”.
2. After this you have enter your Administrator Password when you are prompted but you have to make sure that Firefox is closed, type or paste “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get update”.
This is how you can update your package source list and install the newest version of Firefox.
Features in the Latest Versions
The features include tabbed browsing, spell check, incremental searches, live bookmarking, download manager, private browsing and much more. It also has an integrated search system. This search system uses Google by default. New functions can also be added through add-ons which has attracted many Firefox’s users. Firefox provides an environment for web developers where they can conveniently use built-in tools. The rest of Firefox will not be affected even if any 1 of the plugins crashes or freezes. You will be able to reload the page after which you can easily restart the plugin and try again.