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Firefox 19 Release Today Brings The PDF Viewer

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Published on 19 February 2013 03:13 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla
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Mozilla is releasing today version 19 of the Firefox web-browser. Firefox 19.0 is another exciting release on the feature front.

The most notable addition to Mozilla Firefox 19 is the built-in JavaScript-based PDF viewer. For viewing Adobe PDF files within the open-source web-browser, the PDF.js JavaScript engine is utilized.

Other changes to Firefox 19 include start-up performance improvements, support for the Remote Web Console to connect to Firefox on Android and Firefox OS for debugging web issues remotely, a new Browser Debugger for add-on/browser developers, and support for a few new CSS rules/attributes.

Mozilla has yet to issue the Firefox 19 release announcement but the Firefox 19 release binaries for all major operating systems can be downloaded from the Mozilla.org FTP server.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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