Firefox 34 On Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 – New Features Including Video Calling
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Today, Mozilla has released Firefox 34 for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops, the first stable release since last month’s security n’ bug fix update.
Main Feature = Plugin Free Video Calling
Despite the rapid release cycle Mozilla once again manages to deliver some great new features.
Making its first appearance in a stable release is Firefox Hello, Mozilla’s WebRTC feature.
Though not enabled for all (you can manually turn it on via about:config), the feature bring plugin-free video and voice calls to the browser. No Skype, no add-ons, no hassle. You simple click the Firefox Hello icon, send your share link to the recipient to initiate a connection (assuming they are also using a WebRTC-enabled browser, like Google Chrome or Opera).
Version 34 also makes it easier to switch themes with live previews and a switcher menu now available on the Customising canvas, here is a preview:
On a side note, US users get secure HTTPS Wikipedia searching from the search box, wonder why only US users? Hmm…
In addition to improved HTML5 support (largely around WebCrypto features) a new WebIDE tool ships in this release, and is packed full of great tools for developers.
From Android connectivity and an in-app editor to support for deploying and testing apps in a Firefox OS simulator. If you haven’t tried Firefox OS in a while, v2.2 (unstable) has plenty to play with including edge swiping, new home screen arranging features, and some new APIs.
How To Download Firefox 34 On Ubuntu
Canonical will roll out Firefox 34 to users of Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and 14.10 in the next 24 hours or so, so keep an eye out. If you’re super impatient the release can also be downloaded from Mozilla servers directly.
Thanks to OMGUbuntu.co.uk for reporting this first!
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