Updating firefox linux

29 Jul

In 2012, Adobe announced they would no longer developing the NPAPI plug-in for Linux, but they would continue developing the Pepper-based Flash plug-in used in Chrome. Other browsers on all operating systems — Firefox, Safari, and even Chrome until recently — use the NPAPI framework.NPAPI was originally developed for Netscape — NPAPI stands for “Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface.” It became the standard plug-in architecture that all non-Internet-Explorer browsers used. In 2013, Google announced their intention to remove NPAPI support from Chrome because “NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity.” They’ve replaced NPAPI with Pepper, also known as PPAPI.- Thejaswi Raya I'm relatively new to linux and while I've managed to get around ok till now, I'm completely baffled by how to update Fire Fox.

On Windows and Mac OS X, Adobe is continuing to develop the NPAPI version of Flash used by Firefox and other browsers.

If you have problems accessing Java applications using Firefox, Oracle recommends using Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Mac OS X) instead.

Developers and System administrators looking for alternative ways to support Firefox users should see this blog regarding Launching Web Start applications.

While we strongly recommend that you keep the automatic updates active since the updates of Firefox usually include important security fixes, you can still disable automatic updating if you want to.

Debian Linux comes with Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) version, which in some rare scenarios may not adequately fit your needs.