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Mozilla Firefox Version 57 Released with Security Updates


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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:37 AM

Mozilla sent Firefox Version 57.0 to the release channel today.  The update includes four (4) security updates, 1 Critical, 1 High, 1 Moderate and 1 Low.  

As of this posting, Firefox ESR remains at version 52.4.0.  Update:  Firefox ESR version 52.5 has been released.

With this release, "legacy" add-ons (XUL-based) will no longer function.  This update changes the add-ons system to the WebExtensions API. The Mozilla Add-ons portal will list only WebExtensions-compatible add-ons by default.  Legacy Extensions are listed separately located under Tools > Add-ons.  From there click "Find a Replacement"and check the three pages of available extensions.

In addition, this update introduces the new Quantum engine (Firefox Quantum) which is replacing parts of parts of the familiar old Gecko engine.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:27 PM

whoa, just restarted after installing the update to FF57. It is MUCH faster, i need to check if my extensions are still loaded.
text has been better looking, photos - depends: if low resolution (less than 200) they look worse , higher resolution looks very good.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

Odd thing I noticed when installing the stable version through the Ubuntu repos after using the beta version for a while, is that the Ubuntu modifications add-on is still installed as a dependency (or recommended package), even though it's a legacy extension and no longer gets loaded.

And yes... I love this browser again... This is a major improvement! :clap:
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Firefox Quantum is awesome. I was pleasantly surprised when I got the update on Tuesday. I went around and starting updating every physical computer and virtual machine I had. :clap:

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

Mozilla sent Firefox Version 57.0.1 to the release channel.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:10 PM

Update:  The information wasn't available earlier but the update included one critical and two high security updates.  

Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 57.0.1
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:57 PM

Mozilla sent yet another update for Firefox Version 57 to the release channel, Version 57.0.2.

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  • Block old versions of G Data Endpoint Security for crashing Firefox on start up - Windows only (bug 1421991)
  • Fix a regression with WebGL and D3D9 - Windows only
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