Mozilla Firefox web browser has recently reached the 47.0 release, available for upgrade in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and Ubuntu 15.10.
New Features in Firefox 47.0:
- Support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X.
- Enable VP9 video codec for users with fast machines.
- Embedded YouTube videos now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not installed.
- View and search open tabs from your smartphone or another computer in a sidebar.
- Allow no-cache on back/forward navigations for https resources.
- Latgalu [ltg] locale added.
The new release also brings various security fixes, removes the Firefox User Extension Library and click-to-activate plugin whitelist. See the Firefox 47.0 release note for details.
How to upgrade to Firefox 47 in Ubuntu:
The new release has been made into Ubuntu updates/security repositories for all current Ubuntu releases. Just launch Software Updater, and you’ll see Firefox 47 in the list after checking for updates:
Don’t see it? Go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Updates and make sure the first two check-boxes are checked under “Install updates from”.