'Mozilla today launched Firefox 75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Firefox 75 includes a revamped address bar with significant search
improvements, a few performance tweaks, and a handful of developer
features. You can download Firefox 75 for desktop now from
, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it
automatically. According to Mozilla, Firefox has about 250 million
active users, making it a major platform for web developers to
When the coronavirus crisis took hold, millions found themselves
spending more time in their browsers as they learn and work from home.
But the crisis is also impacting software developers. Google was
forced to pause its Chrome releases, which typically arrive every six
weeks. Ultimately, Chrome 81 was delayed, Chrome 82 is being skipped
altogether, and Chrome 83 has been moved up a few weeks. Microsoft has
followed suit with Edge's release schedule, consistent with Google's
open source Chromium project, which both Chrome and Edge are based on.
Mozilla wants to make clear it is not in the same boat. The company
took an indirect jab at Google and Microsoft today, saying: "We've
built empathy into our systems for handling difficult or unexpected
circumstances. These strengths are what allow us to continue to make
progress where some of our competitors have had to slow down or stop
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/04/07/162246
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