Firefox 84 offers native support for the ARM-based Apple M1 processor.
Firefox 84 version released by Mozilla. The new version also has native support for Apple processors.
In the meantime, let’s note that Firefox 83 came out right after Apple’s processor announcement and can work with Apple Rosetta 2 emulation software on new Macs.
In addition, Firefox 84 is the last version to include Adobe Flash support. Largely replacing HTML5 and Unity, the plugin was first released in 1996 and at times has been reacted for security issues.
The release is a major update for Mozilla’s release of WebRender, its Servo rendering architecture. The presentation has been extended to devices running macOS Big Sur, Windows devices with Intel Gen 6 GPUs, and Intel laptops running Windows 7/8. Linux users using GNOME desktop with X11 will also be able to open WebRender in this update.
Finally, Mozilla shares that it is now using more modern techniques to allocate shared memory in Linux, which improve overall performance and increase compatibility with Docker.
You can download the latest version right from the Firefox website. Additionally, you can update from your internet browser’s Menu> Help> About Firefox option.