Firefox 38: what's new in the new version

Firefox 38

Mozilla has released Firefox 38, the new version of the popular web browser. As you know, it is available for different platforms, including GNU / Linux, which is the one that interests us in this blog. In addition, this new version 38 has many improvements that we will introduce throughout this article.

If you want to try it, you can download it from this link and if you already have a previous version on your computer, you can update it to this latest version. The update can be done in different ways, one would be to access the download link that I inserted at the beginning of this link and on the download page you get a message "It seems that you are using an older version of Firefox" and just below it appears a link to update "Update to maintain speed and security", then follow the steps.

By the way, your distribution may not use a bundled version of FirefoxIf that's the case, you can uninstall the current version of Firefox and download it from the link and install the new version directly or you can wait for the developers of your distro to publish the update in the official repositories ...

As for the what's new in Firefox 38, for example we find support for Ruby annotations, new features in the menu that opens in a new tab (like Chrome), improvements in the graphical interface of the Android version, improvements for HTML5, HiDPI improvements for Linux, improvements in the Japanese and Chinese typography, security enhancements, etc.

But a striking change in the possibility of integrating a DRM system (Although Mozilla guarantees users to download a DRM-free version). This anti-copy system will only affect Firefox versions 38 for Windows Vista and later. With DRM, Firefox automatically downloads Adobe CDM (Content Decryption Module). This is required by some video streaming websites like Netflix to avoid recording and sharing the content.

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