Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 15.0

August 28, 2012

In addition  to the Firefox release today, Mozilla also released version 15.0 of its Thunderbird E-mail client, for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.  The new release includes some new features:

  • Multi-channel chat facility
  • “Do Not Track” support for Web searching
  • Ubuntu One is now supported for Filelink attachments
  • Updated user interface

The new version also includes fixes for 12 identified security vulnerabilities, five of which are rated of Critical importance.  More information is available in the Release Notes.

If you have enabled automatic checking for updates, Thunderbird should inform you of the new version.  Otherwise, you can obtain the new version via the built-in update mechanism (Help / About Thunderbird / Check for Updates), or you can download a complete installation package, in a variety of (human) languages.


Mozilla Releases Firefox 15.0

August 28, 2012

The Mozilla organization today released version 15.0 of its Firefox Web browser, for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.   This version incorporates a number of new features, including:

  • WebGL enhancements and performance improvements
  • Support for version 3 of the SPDY protocol
  • Expanded HTML 5 support
  • Optimized memory usage for add-ons

There are also miscellaneous bug fixes and performance enhancements.  Further information is available in the Release Notes.

You can obtain the new version via the built-in update mechanism (Help / About Firefox / Check for Updates), or you can download a complete installation package, in a variety of (human) languages.

Update Tuesday, 28 August, 15:45 EDT

The new Firefox version 15.0  also contains fixes for 16 identified security vulnerabilities; Mozilla rates 7 of these as of Critical importance, 6 as High, and 3 as Moderate.  For some reason, these were not mentioned in the Release Notes.


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