Firefox 43 Has Been Added To The Default Repositories Of All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

As you may know, Firefox is among the most popular, open-source internet browsers available for both desktop and mobile platforms.

The latest version available is Firefox 43, which has been recently released, coming with a huge list of changes:

  • Improved API support for m4v video playback
  • Users can opt-in to receive search suggestions from the Awesome Bar
  • On-screen keyboard displayed on selecting input field on devices running Windows 8 or greater
  • WebRTC streaming on multiple monitors
  • Improved Big5 support for Hong Kong supplementary characters on Windows XP
  • User selectable second block list for Private Browsing’s Tracking Protection
  • GTK3 integration (GNU/Linux only)
  • Markup view shows indicators for pseudo-classes locked for elements
  • Bind F1 key to open the settings when the toolbox is focused
  • New ‘Use in Console’ context menu item in Inspector to store selected element in a temporary variable
  • Search button next to overridden CSS properties to find similar properties in the rules view
  • Ability to filter styles from their property names in the rules view
  • Stack traces are now shown for exceptions inside the console
  • Added ability to display server-side logs in the console
  • Ability to choose resolution for the GCLI screenshot command
  • Subresource integrity allows developers to make their sites more secure
  • Network requests in Console now link to Network panel instead of opening in a popup
  • Unprefixed ‘hyphens’ property is now supported
  • WebIDE now has a sidebar-based UI
  • The ‘transform-origin’ property is now supported on SVG elements
  • Animation inspector now displays animations in a timeline
  • Eyedropper tool does not work as expected when page is zoomed

Installation instructions for the most popular Linux systems can be found HERE.

Recently, Firefox 43 has been added to the default repositories of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin (and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2), and is easily accessible for everyone.

Just update the local repository index and install the firefox package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox

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