Download Firefox 8.0.1

By | November 28, 2011 | 30 Comments


Download Firefox 8.0.1

Mozilla has officially released Firefox 8.0.1. What this minor release does is fix a couple of bugs, nothing major, hence why it’s a minor update.

The bugs in question are the following:

  • Fixed Windows startup crash caused by RoboForm versions older than 7.6.2.
  • Fixed Mac OS X crash that occurred in certain instances when a Java Applet is loaded with Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_29 installed.

Mozilla also took care to identify another 13 bugs in Firefox 8.0 that will be amended in a later version.

The newest version of Firefox can be downloaded from here.


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Being passionate about software, Armin joined FavBrowser.com in early 2011 and has been actively writing ever since. Having accepted the challenge, he also enjoys watching anime, indulging in good books, staying fit and healthy, and trying new things.

  • Ligmfdgmdflk

    i think mozilla should deploy that plan to reduce memory usage by auto disabling addons whose developers refused to fix them

    • Armin

      I would much rather have Mozilla keep this promise: http://www.favbrowser.com/mozilla-to-implement-multiprocess-browsing/

      • Guest

        Seems it’s not gonna happen… I’m glad that I moved from Firefox, Chrome is not perfect but it’s years ahead with just this tab-in-process. Here is my source: http://mozillalinks.org/2011/11/firefox-will-not-ve/

        • Sarjoor

          That is such sad and disappointing news :-(

          The announcement from Lawrence Mandel, Mozilla’s program manager for Electrolysis is here:  http://lawrencemandel.com/2011/11/15/update-on-multi-process-firefox-electrolysis-development/

  • Anonymous

    How about a toggle switch on the about me to put a browser in the dev and normal channel respectively.

    • Ligmfdgmdflk

      why would you want to use something as unstable as a developer version? it could be fast and stuff, but its a pain in the ass, i prefer the stables, so i dont have to worry about anything unexpected

      • Guest

        Testing the browser, testing new web sites, just trying what’s new…

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          @Ichann:disqus How about a a separate install?

          • Guest

            Well when I used Firefox it was tricky with switching profiles and using no-remote flag, don’t know if separate install is possible with Firefox now and don’t really care because I don’t use Firefox at this time. I just use Chrome stable and Chrome canary both separate installations and both work without problems.

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

            Of course separate install is available, you can set a custom directory for the install.

          • Guest

            Separate install yes, but not two separate installations with two different profiles without no-remote and you have to launch the builds in order, first the normal build and then the no-remote one. That’s what I’m talking about. With Chrome canary you just install and forget…

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

            Hm, I don’t know what “no-remote” means so I’ll assume it’s a Linux thing… But hey, there are multiple channels of development in Fx too: Aurora…

  • Nikoleta Ven

    There are many discussions on the topic : ” which web browsers are the best”. For me, Mozilla is the winner. read more for browsers here: http://www.anotherway.org/2011/08/the-top-browsers-for-android-devices-find-out-which-android-browser-best-fits-your-expectations/

    • Ligmfdgmdflk

      does anyone care?

    • Mike
      • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

        @google-a8ffb911731c0c2922b63e9d6e55eeb2:disqus LOL, and what are the reasons??

        • Guest

          Faster auto-update system, which means one version to test. Firefox version usage for November 2011 is: 3.6, 6, 7, and 8. The browser doesn’t crash when one tab crashes, yes tabs are crshing in Chrome but the browser is still alive. In Firefox if one tab crashes you lose everything. With every major version extensions are breaking. Installing every extension requires restart. I think these reasons are enough. Gecko engine is good but the browser is not maintained well anymore… WebKit engine is good too but the Chrome browser is constantly evolving.

          • Mikah

            Opera  crashes more often than Firefox but it restarts almost instantly with all my tabs & browsing history it honestly does not bother me that it does not have multiprocess tabs.
            If Firefox crashes once a week & you lose a few seconds restarting it  who cares ?

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

            I don’t even have crashes in Opera, it has been ages (I don’t use others effectively to know about them though).

            @f11fb6ae267107b31271747842115d01:disqus  @23463b99b62a72f26ed677cc556c44e8:disqus 

          • Sturrell

            I haven’t used the stable version of Opera since Opera 10.5 was released perhaps its more stable than it used to be.
            Multi process I don’t really know enough to take sides on the subject apart from knowing that multi threading in Opera is pretty good.

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

            Oh. It must be a lot more stable…

            Oh, there’s a crash I get just after every update is applied (11.50 -> 11.51 -> 11.52) though. But they may have fixed it. They have the crash logs at last!! :)

          • Kldsjfgkfdjn

            i dont even use opera.. wait is that a chat client or a video player?

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

            Are you trolling?
            It’s an Internet browser with crazy stuff included (mail client, IRC, Unite).

          • Guest

            There is restore after crash but it can’t restore everything. One example: in SSL site if you have some information in textarea and Firefox crashes you will lose the data. Data is not restored from SSL sites because of security reasons… The best way is to not lose the whole app, and not to rely completely on restore.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Where are download links?

    • Armin

      Added. :]

  • Guest

    >>Ligmfdgmdflkhttp://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/11/mozilla-hatches-plan-to-tackle-memory-leaks-in-firefox-add-ons.arshttp://jlebar.com/2011/11/13/The_carrot%2C_the_stick%2C_and_the_wrench%3A_Add-on_leaks_are_everyone%27s_problem..html

  • Guest
  • looney

    Palemoon >Firefox

    • Ligmfdgmdflk

      doesnt have the cool and shiny firefox logo