Category: Firefox

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Released

By | May 17, 2008 | 2 Comments

Firefox 3 RC 1It’s here. Mozilla team has released Firefox 3 RC1 which can be downloaded here.

The following release brings lots of improvements, changes and bug fixes. In fact, Gecko 1.9 (the platform on which Firefox 3 is based) has more than 14 000 updates. Overall, Firefox 3 includes security improvements such as malware protection, secure add-on updates, antivirus integration and much more. Continue Reading

Will Firefox Lose Its Users?

By | May 16, 2008 | 26 Comments

Is Firefox a Spyware?After “Firefox to Track User Data?” post, there were lots of bad comments regarding this new feature. People all over the internet started to express their opinion (from posts like “go to hell” to “Firefox is spyware”, etc). Some of them are already looking for a replacement of their favorite browser. Continue Reading

Funny Firefox Fan Picture

By | May 16, 2008 | 4 Comments

Lots of funny and/or interesting things this week. Not so much news though.
This picture is not for Firefox fans only, but for all fans in general. No offense, just have a smile :-)

Funny Firefox Fans Picture Joke

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Firefox to Track User Data?

By | May 14, 2008 | 8 Comments

How does it sound? I’ll start with a quote from John’s Blog which should explain everything:

So we asked ourselves what we can do to help unlock some of this latent potential — and started thinking about whether there’s a project we can do at Mozilla that does a few things:
Collects & shares data in a way that embodies the user control & privacy options which are at Mozilla’s core.
Enables everyone — from individual researchers and entrepreneurs (both the social and capitalist types) to the largest organizations in the world — to take usage data, mix it up, mash it up, derive insight, and hopefully share some of that insight with others.
Helps move the conversation around data collection and web usage forward, to help consumers make more informed decisions.

It seems obvious to us that there’s lots to be done here, and lots that we can do, if we can work with our broad community to figure it out.

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Internet Explorer, Opera Mini Gains. Firefox and Safari Loses (April 08)

By | May 13, 2008 | 3 Comments

2008 April Browsers Market Share ResultsAfter some strange results, for example: huge Internet Explorer gains and other web browsers drops in the market share, HitsLink made some changes. Yes, it’s time for the “fixed” 2008, April market share report.

After Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 release, IE increased its market share by 0.03% (from 74.80% to 74.83%) for a first time since October, 2007. Continue Reading

Lost Firefox Bookmarks?

By | May 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

Lost Firefox BookmarksHave you lost your Firefox bookmarks? Don’t panic yet. There’s a great tip by FirefoxFacts which could help you to recover them. As it says

What they were not aware of is that you may not have totally lost your Firefox boomarks at all.

If you think that you’ve lost them, feel free to check this article. It might be able help you.

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Firefox Security? Here We Go Again

By | May 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

Firefox SecurityIt looks like there are some issues with the Firefox 2 Vietnamese Language Pack 2.0. According to bugzilla.mozilla.org, file contains malicious code. Language pack author PC was infected with the virus so it can’t directly affect you. However, you will still see banner ads.

I wonder if anyone from Mozilla is *really* running some checks before releasing add-ons and/or language packs to public…

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Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)

By | May 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Readers' Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)Time for some awards. This time it’s “The Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 (Linux)”.

Of course, there was the favorite web browser category as well. So who’ve won? It’s Firefox. As you can see from the results below, it received a total of 86% votes. Opera and Konqueror received less than 5% of Linux community votes. Continue Reading

Pretty Colors – Firefox 3 Color Profile Support

By | April 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

FirefoxThis one is really interesting find. Deb Richardson always wondered why photos (colors to be exact) do look different in Photoshop and Firefox 2. As it turns out, this is due color profile support which Firefox 2 doesn’t support. The good news is that Firefox 3 supports color profiles, although it’s disabled by default. To see what it is all about, check the picture below: Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Beta 5 vs. Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (Memory Usage)

By | April 26, 2008 | 9 Comments

Just after Opera 9.5 Beta 2 release, Avencius.nl decided to test Firefox 3 Beta 5 and Opera 9.5 Beta 2 Memory Usage. Who’ve won this race? I don’t know, you tell me :-)