Firefox 46 released

It’s a major new revision for Firefox, so there are lots of cool new features and enhancements to discuss, so Mozilla actually announced the release on their main blog. Typical of Mozilla announcements, the version is never mentioned.

At least the announcement lists the changes: “improved look and feel for Linux users, a minor security improvement and additional updates for all Firefox users.” Not much there. Turning to the release notes, it looks like the minor security improvement is related to Javascript. Other changes include ten security fixes, and fixes for a few other bugs.

Since several security vulnerabilities are addressed in 46.0, anyone using Firefox should install the new version as soon as possible.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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