Firefox Quantum snap now available on Linux-based devices
London, UK, 19 March 2018: Canonical, the organization behind Ubuntu, today declared that Mozilla has propelled a Firefox snap conveying their most recent Quantum program to numerous Linux disseminations, including Ubuntu. Created by Canonical, snaps are a widespread application bundling position for Linux, enabling them to work locally on many distinctive stages and various appropriations.
By propelling as a snap, the Firefox Quantum program is accessible to an expanded measure of Linux clients with the snap working locally on Ubuntu, Arch, Linux Mint, Fedora, Solus, Debian and other Linux dispersions that help snaps.
“Mozilla has for quite some time been a pioneer in the open source space,” said Jamie Bennett, VP of Engineering, Devices and IoT at Canonical. “All things considered we are exceptionally upbeat to declare that they are joining the group of utilizations effectively accessible as snaps. Through their one of a kind configuration, snaps can help bring a portion of the world’s most prevalent applications to any Linux work area, server, gadget or cloud machine, enabling clients to choose the privilege distro for them without worrying about updates, security or similarity issues sometime later.”
Clients who download the new Firefox snap will have the capacity to profit by testing the most recent program includes by utilizing Canonical’s channel framework. By getting to the beta or edge channels, clients can find forthcoming highlights and new forms previously full discharge while as yet keeping the current stable adaptation of the snap on their gadget in parallel for their regular needs.
Snaps are containerised programming bundles, intended to work safely inside any Linux condition crosswise over work area, the cloud and IoT gadgets. A huge number of snaps have been propelled since 2016, with its allure originating from the programmed updates and move back highlights, in addition to security benefits, permitting more prominent adaptability for engineers from one viewpoint, and a more consistent affair for clients on the other.