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Mozilla bakes Facebook features into Firefox 17

Gregg Keizer | Nov. 22, 2012
Mozilla Tuesday released Firefox 17, which debuts technology that lets developers integrate social networks -- for now, Facebook -- with the browser.

Another four were submitted by "miaubiz," a long-time contributor to Google's bug-bounty program.

By Net Applications' estimates, Firefox accounted for 20% of the browsers that went online last month. Irish measurement firm StatCounter, however, pegged Firefox's global share for October at a slightly higher 22.3%.

Windows, Mac and Linux editions of Firefox 17 can be downloaded manually from Mozilla's site. Installed copies will be upgraded automatically.

The next version of Firefox is scheduled to ship the week of Jan. 7, 2013, a slight delay from the usual six-week cadence to account for the end-of-year holidays.

 

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