The Mozilla organization today released a new version, 26.0, of its Firefox Web browser, for all platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The new version includes fixes for 14 identified security vulnerabilities, five of which Mozilla rates at Critical severity. There are also some other bug fixes:
- Text rendering on Windows 7 or 8
- Improved page load times
- MP3 back end on OS X
This version also incorporates some new features:
- Java plugins default to “click to play”
- H.264 is supported on Linux
- Password manager supports script-generated password fields
More details are available in the Release Notes.
Because of its security content, I recommend that you update your system as soon as you conveniently can. You can get the new version using the built-in update mechanism, or you can get a complete installation package, in any of 70+ languages, from the download page.