Firefox 20 released for Fedora 15/16 and EL6

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Remi released new versions of Firefox for Fedora 15, 16 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and clones. The new update (firefox 20) improves performance and resolves a few critical security bugs but also adds some new features like the new download “experience” (which is now basically the same as with Chrome) and the changed private browsing settings.

I don’t particularly like the fact that now Firefox displays ‘Private Browsing” atop of any browser window even if the private mode wasn’t specifically enabled in the Tools menu (or by CTRL+SHIFT+P), so if you use the “Never remember history” option in Edit–>Preferences–>Privacy–>History the “Private Browsing” title will always be displayed.

To install Firefox on EOL releases of Fedora or RHEL6/CentOS6 you need the Remi package repository.

fedora15:

yum install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-15.rpm

fedora16:

yum install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-16.rpm

rhel6 / centos6:

yum install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm

To update the current firefox installation simply run:

yum --enablerepo=remi update firefox

Firefox 20 Release notes

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