Firefox 3.5 on OpenSuse 11.1

Last night Mozilla released Firefox 3.5. Just in time because they announced to release 3.5 in jun šŸ˜‰

What’s new?
Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use. Some of the notable features are:

  • Available in more than 70 languages. (Get your local version!)
  • Support for the HTML5 and elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio. (Try it here!)
  • Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
  • Better web application performance using the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
  • The ability to share your location with websites using Location Aware Browsing.
  • Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
  • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
  • Support for new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms.
  • If you want to install Firefox 3.5 on OpenSuse 11.1 (Like me!) do:
    sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1/ Firefox
    sudo zypper mr -r Firefox
    sudo zypper up -r Firefox

    If you get a message: “Nothing to do.”
    Start Yast | Software Manager. Search for Firefox en select update.

    About Michael
    Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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