Firefox 8.0a2 Aurora / 6.0 Final is available for download

Having launched Firefox 6 Final officially earlier this week, the open source browser vendor moved onward to developing not just the next version of Firefox, but the additional two following that.Essentially, Mozilla is now working on Firefox 7, Firefox 8 and Firefox 9 concomitantly, although the focus is placed on the next immediate version.
Firefox 7 is on the brink of graduating to the Beta Channel. It’s just a matter of days before Mozilla will announce the official Firefox 7 Beta. At the same time, Firefox 8 will move into Aurora, and replace Firefox 7.

Mozilla has already migrated Firefox 8 Central to Aurora and Firefox 7 Aurora to Beta, but it has yet to officially announce the new releases.
It’s important to note that Firefox 9 will continue to evolve throughout the remainder of 2011. The plan is to have it move to Aurora in September, and to get Firefox 9 beta out the door in November. Provided that everything will go well, Firefox 9 Final will be the last version of the open source browser released in 2011, in December, ahead of Christmas.
Obviously, Firefox 9 is not showing its full potential or set of features and capabilities just yet, but then again it’s just at the start of its road.

Here are some key features of “Firefox”:

  • Comprehensive popup controls to keep unwanted advertising off your desktop; 
  • A tab browsing mode that lets you open several pages in a single window, allowing you to load links in the background without leaving the page you’re on;
  • Integrated search (powered by Google);
  • Industry leading accessibility with Find As You Type – find links and page text by simply typing;
  • Simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively;
  • A streamlined browser window that lets you see more of the page than any other browser while at the same time being more configurable;
  • A large variety of free downloadable extensions and themes that add specific functionality and visual changes to the browser.

To download the the new mozilla firefox v6 you can either go to Mozilla’s official website to download the installer file or if you already have an older version of firefox then go to Help>About and click on check for updates.
After updating the firefox if you get this error”“Java console is incompatible with Firefox 6.0.”, don’t worry.All java enabled websites works fine in this firefox,its just an add-on incompatibility error.

  • Other changes includes:
  • Streamlined the look of the site identity block 
  • Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API 
  • Added support for EventSource / server-sent events 
  • Added support for window.matchMedia 
  • Added Scratchpad, an interactive JavaScript prototyping environment 
  • Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it 
  • Improved usability of the Web Console 
  • Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync 
  • Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama 
  • Fixed several stability issues 
  • Fixed several security issues


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