"Sometimes you download third-party software and are surprised to discover that an add-on has also installed itself in your browser without asking permission," reads the blog post announcing the new update. "At Mozilla, we think you should be in control, so we are disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep."
But, hey, have you noticed how Mozilla is basically rolling out a new
Firefox every month or so? Firefox 6, after all, went live in
August, along with a beta version of Firefox 7. And then, at the end of
September, Mozilla pushed out Firefox 7, which ramped up speed and
performance numbers, and won some generally favorable scores from critics. Now, a few weeks later, comes Firefox 8.