Category: Firefox

How to Migrate From Netscape to Firefox and Thunderbird

By | January 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

How to Migrate From Netscape to Firefox and ThunderbirdA few weeks ago Netscape announced that they won’t be developing any new Netscape Navigator releases in the near future. As this web browser is really similar to Firefox, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably move to Firefox.

If you are using Navigator and would like to know more about migrating from it to Firefox, there’s a nice tutorial called “Migrating from Netscape to Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird” in their blog. Hope you will find it useful. Continue Reading

New Firefox Campaign – It’s Just Wrong

By | January 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

Firefox MarketingThere’s a video which should do some kind of marketing I guess (and it really does):

So according to that video, Firefox users compared to IE users are:

14% less likely to have sleeping disorders
67% more likely to go mountain biking
40% less likely to be widowed Continue Reading

Netscape Navigator Leaves Web Browsers Industry

By | December 29, 2007 | 8 Comments

Netscape Navigator Dead SkullSeems everyone is talking about that right now. You got it right. According to the article (posted in Netscape blog), after February 1’st, AOL won’t be developing any further Netscape Navigator releases. The browser will be left on its own fate. Eh… Remember old times?

Netscape Navigator Dead
Netscape Navigator Market Share

It was the world’s most popular web browser and now its over. Internet Explorer will be next? I bet it will, I bet it will. If Microsoft will continue to use same “logic” while developing IE, someday you might see similar topic like this, just about Internet Explorer.

As for now, most of the current Netscape Navigator users will probably switch to Firefox and increase its market share.

That’s it. Check Netscape Navigator at Wikipedia if you want to remember old times.

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Firefox 3 Pre Beta 2 2007 15 05 Released

By | December 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3 Beta 2 is expected to be released in late December, as for now, here’s another nightly build from Firefox team, which is working on weekends too. This nightly introduces lots of fixes, so let’s proceed with the changelog, shall we?

Fixed

  • 258405 [Firefox:Toolbars] – New measure to prevent XUL spoofing also allows other custom toolbars to appear, not only the location bar. [All]
  • 342504 [Core:DOM] – [FIX]Tab is blanked when clicking an anchor link identical to the current url [All]
  • 365851 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – get/set/ call optimizations [All]
  • 396930 [Core:Disability Access APIs] – giving focus to tree before its populated crashes Thunderbird [@ nsUInt32Array: :GetAt] [Lin]
  • 398907 [Firefox:OS Integration] – Firefox saves wrong window restore size while closing a maximized window. [Win]
  • 399746 [Firefox:Page Info] – Exception… “‘[JavaScript Error: "gImage View.data[i] has no properties” {file: “chrome://browser/ content/ pageinfo/ pageInfo.js” line: 554}]’ when calling method: [nsIDOM NodeFilter: :acceptNode]” [All]
  • 401247 [Firefox:Places] – Assertion Failed (assert: null node) when middle-clicking on blank space in Bookmarks Toolbar [All]
  • 403691 [Core:Security: PSM] – unable to display decoded policies extension in certs from https://www.digicert.com [All]
  • 403830 [Core:DOM] – Use arena pools and a separate heap for content [Win]
  • 404894 [Toolkit:XUL Widgets] – Text in disabled xul should be grayed [Mac]
  • 406194 [Firefox:Places] – Rich url bar keeps old scroll position even on new input [All]
  • 406230 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Vertically align download icons in the center [All]
  • 406790 [Toolkit:Microformats] – Add support for an option to show/hide hidden microformats [All]
  • 407044 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Download manager should use more Linux stock icons [Lin]
  • 407193 [Firefox:Preferences] – Restore animate FadeIn behavior for Mac prefpanes (revert fix for bug 394881) [Mac]
  • 407286 [Firefox:Places] – ExpireItems (EXPIRATION _COUNT _PER _RUN) takes about 700ms (down from 8 seconds) but could be faster? [All]
  • 407292 [Firefox:Places] – When adding a bookmark with no title, we should use the uri as the title [All]
  • 407421 [Core:XP Miscellany] – [FIX]Named windows/tabs are randomly targeted from windows that target them [All]
  • 407540 [Firefox:Places] – Tags checked when they are created for a different bookmark [Mac]
  • 407655 [Firefox:Download Manager] – Reorganize download context menus [All]
  • 407788 [Core:Security: UI] – polish Delete Server Certificate Exceptions dialog [Win]
  • 408135 [Core:Layout] – nsCSSRuleProcessor: :GetRuleCascade does unnecessary array churning [All]
  • 408214 [Toolkit:Breakpad Integration] – crash reporter sending random “Name” field [Win]
  • 408295 [Core:Style System (CSS)] – avoid temporary arrays when cascading style rules [All]
  • 408316 [Firefox:Places] – License header in the middle of browser.js [All]
  • 408322 [Firefox:Places] – right click, bookmark this link doesn’t bookmark the link [All]
  • 408356 [Firefox:Build Config] – Removed deprecated MathML fonts on update and pave-over install [All]
  • 408359 [Firefox:Password Manager] – P assword Manager dialog’s Show/Hide Passwords button does not have an access key [All]
  • 408368 [Core:JavaScript Engine] – Suboptimal code in array_sort implementation [All]
  • 408373 [Firefox:Password Manager] – Typo in a comment in nsLogin Manager Prompter.js [All]
  • 408403 [Core:DOM] – [FIX]Use QI tables for document classes [All]
  • Partial Landings/WIPs/Incoming

  • 404530 [Firefox:OS Integration] – Make use of GTK stock icons in more places [Lin]
  • 407415 [Core:GFX: Thebes] – NaNs in gfx*Font with font-size:0 and font-size-adjust [All]
  • Regressions/Annoying/Common bugs

  • 337761 [Core:XPCOM] – Folder does not open anymore for dragged link [All]
  • 339804 [Firefox:General] – Multiple login requests for authentification proxies if sessionstore is enabled [Win]
  • 385245 [Firefox:Places] – history sidebar very slow (way slower than fx2) [All]
  • 386343 [Firefox:General] – Breakpad doesn’t work [Win]
  • 388209 [Firefox:Places] – bookmarks menu dnd indicator not visible if I want to drop an item before a separator [Win]
  • 400075 [Core: ImageLib] – long delays painting the app when it’s brought to the foreground. [Win]
  • 402348 [Firefox: Tabbed Browser] – popup statusbar notification switches to incorrect tab when tab closed [All]
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    2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

    By | December 13, 2007 | 2 Comments

    2007 November Browsers Market Share ResultsBit late, but we have to do that anyway, November web browsers market share (see October stats here).

    As for November, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, this time it felt from 78.36% to 77.35% (1.01% decrease). Well… Still a leader.

    Not a big surprise, Firefox hits 15% and even reaches a total of 16.01%, that’s a nice gain, from 14.97% to 16.01% (1.04% increase).

    Safari lost some market share on October; however, they’ve got a nice increase this month, from 5.09% to 5.14% (0.05% increase).

    According to HitsLinks, Opera increased its market share as well. This time by 0.07%, and moved from 0.58% to 0.65%. However, they had almost 1% last month. Something is wrong with their data I guess. Oh well…

    Bad days for Netscape, it continues to lose its market share, this time Netscape market share felt from 0.66% to 0.60% (0.06% decrease).

    No idea why, but HitsLink shows wrong data at this moment, says 0.03% market share for Opera Mini, while it should be 0.66% or so…

    Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

    2007 November Browsers Market Share Results

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    Firefox 2.0.0.10 Portable Edition Released

    By | November 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 2.0.0.10 Portable Edition

    Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you.

    Check “Firefox 2.0.0.10 Is Here” topic for the changelog.

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    Firefox 2.0.0.10 Is Here

    By | November 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

    Firefox 2.0.0.10Firefox 2.0.0.10 is now released and fixes a total of 3 security vulnerabilities.

  • MFSA 2007-39 – Referer-spoofing via window.location race condition
  • Gregory Fleischer demonstrated that it was possible to generate a fake HTTP Referer header by exploiting a timing condition when setting the window.location property. This could be used to conduct a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack against websites that rely only on the Referer header as protection against such attacks… Read more

  • MFSA 2007-38 – Memory corruption vulnerabilities (rv:1.8.1.10)
  • MFSA 2007-37 – jar: URI scheme XSS hazard
  • The jar: URI scheme was introduced as a mechanism to support digitally signed web pages, enabling web sites to load pages packaged in zip archives containing signatures in java-archive format.
    Jesse Ruderman and Petko D. Petkov point out this means that sites that allow users to upload binary content in zip format are effectively allowing users to install web pages on their site, and these can be used to perform Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks… Read more

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    SpreadFirefox.com (Spread Firefox) Gets a Face Lift

    By | November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

    More news about web pages design. Seems both, Mozilla and Opera are preparing for their new web browsers launch.

    If you haven’t seen yet; check the brand new SpreadFirefox.com web page design. Looks cool, doesn’t it?

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    First Look at New Firefox Product Page Design

    By | November 21, 2007 | 2 Comments

    With the upcoming Firefox 3 release, Mozilla team is currently working on a new Mozilla.org web page look. Its landing page should be finished somewhere in December, as for now, here’s a first look to Firefox product page on which they are still working.

    Current one

    New one (not finished yet)
    Mozilla.org v2
    Click on the Picture to Enlarge.

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    Firefox 2.0.0.10 Soon to Come

    By | November 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Firefox 2.0.0.10While Firefox team is working on Firefox 3, we will receive one more update from Firefox 2 series. While you are waiting for it, feel free to download Firefox 2.0.0.10 RC (not final) release from here and try it.

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