Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 7.0

September 27, 2011

In addition to its release of Firefox 7.0 today, the Mozilla organization has released a new version 7.0 of the Thunderbird E-mail client, for all platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux).   The new version contains numerous fixes and improvements for user interface components, attachment handling, and the Address Book; it also incorporates the newest version of the Gecko layout engine.  More details are available in the Release Notes.

You can get the new version via the built-in update mechanism, or you can get versions for all platforms in many languages from the download page.

Update Wednesday, September 28, 15:55 EDT

Mozilla has now posted the list of vulnerabilities fixed in Thunderbird 7.0.


Mozilla Releases Firefox 7.0

September 27, 2011

The Mozilla organization today released a new version, 7.0, of its Firefox Web browser, for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.  Version 7.0 incorporates some new capabilities, including:

  • Better memory handling
  • Faster sync for bookmarks and passwords
  • Support for the Navigation Timing specification
  • Better support for MathML
  • Upgraded WebSocket support

More information is available in the Release Notes.  The new release also incorporates several stability and security fixes.

You can obtain the new version, in 70+ languages, from the download page.  Alternatively, you can use the built-in update mechanism (Help -> About Firefox -> Check for Updates).

Update Tuesday, September 27, 22:30 EDT

The official Mozilla Blog has a post giving an overview of  the new version.

Update Wednesday, September 28, 15:48 EDT

Mozilla now has posted a list of security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 7.0.   And Ars Technica has a post that discusses some of the changes in the new version.


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