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IceCat 60.2.0 Pre-release

Item posted by Ruben Rodriguez <rubenquidam> on Fri 14 Sep 2018 01:55:29 AM UTC.

GNUzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. Also their trademark license restricts distribution in ways that hinder freedom 0.

GNU IceCat  has multiple practical advantages as well, such as better privacy and security settings, extensive blocking of sites that may track the user's browsing habits, or the inclusion of LibreJS and other extensions that help browse without running non-free javascript.

GPG key ID:D7E04784 GNU IceCat releases
Fingerprint: A573 69A8 BABC 2542 B5A0 368C 3C76 EED7 D7E0 4784


This is a pre-release for version 60.2.0 of GNU IceCat, available at

This release contains substantial design and usability changes from the previous major version (v52.x ESR) so I'm publishing it at to request testing and comments before moving it to Source Code plus binaries for GNU/Linux x86 and x86_64 are available.

The main differences (other than those provided from upstream changes from v52.x to v60.x) are:

Thanks to Giorgio Maone, Nathan Nichols, Nyk Nyby and Zach Wick for their contribution to LibreJS and IceCat, and happy testing!

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