Yet another day and yet another Firefox 3 build from its developers team. While it’s still really long time to go, it’s good to see that with every day they Firefox 3 becomes more and more “polished”. Latest build changelog:
#384304 [Firefox:Startup and Profile System]- /usr/bin/firefox is not able to handle symlinks due to error in script [Lin]
#395138 [Firefox:File Handling]- show types set to “always ask” in Applications prefpane [All]
#395689 [Core:XSLT]- XML pretty print leaks [Mac]
#397749 [Core:SVG]- New style nsSVGAngle [All]
#398360 [Firefox:General]- speed up onSecurityChange [All]
#398394 [Firefox:Places]-[places] add “match” label to places search builder [All]
#398471 [Core:Widget: Cocoa]- Widgets translated incorrectly when there is a complex transform. [Mac]
Are you ready to win some great prizes? What you will need to do? What are those great prizes? Everything is really simple; you will have to develop an add-on for Firefox 2 web browser. Anything else? No, that’s all! Just an add-on and you might get one of the great prizes.
Three Grand Prize winners will each receive an Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit, including:
Travel and accomodation to a Mozilla Developer Day of the winner’s choice, anywhere in the world
Development gear, including a brand new 15″ Macbook Pro with VMware Fusion and ActiveState Komodo
1 Year Unlimited Access subscription to O’Reilly’s Safari Library
Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag stuffed with t-shirts, books, stickers, mugs and more
Twelve Runner-Up Prize winners will each receive a Firefox Pack, including:
Firefox Ogio Messenger Bag stuffed with t-shirts, books, stickers, and more
ActiveState Komodo, mug, and t-shirt
A $200 Gift Certificate for O’Reilly Books
All qualified entrants will receive, while supplies last, a Limited Edition Extend Firefox T-Shirt.
This edition of the Extend Firefox contest will run until 11:59pm pacific time on December 31st, 2007. Winners will be announcement on about January 15th, 2007.
Yet another great Firefox 3 build from Firefox team. This is not a final version; use it on your own risk. They’ve fixed lots of bugs in the past week and recently released one more Firefox 3 Pre-Milestone 9 (Alpha 9?) 2007 09 28 nightly build. And here’s the changelog for the last nightly build.
ZoneAlarm Forcefield beta has just been released for Windows XP and Windows Vista. It should be working with Internet Explorer 6-7 and Firefox 1.x-2.x versions. So what is it all about? It can protect you from various “bad things”. And as they say: “Protect yourself by creating a virtual “You” on any PC…”
ForceField lets you connect and communicate the way you already do online, only with a combination of protective measures that makes you impervious. It uses a virtualization engine that shields your computer and personal data from Internet and computer-based threats. It also includes numerous protection layers to combat phishing, spyware and dangerous file downloads.
It’s a Beta only, still many issues needs to be fixed. However, feel free to try it if you are interested.
Virtualized surfing – Creates a “bubble of security” around your browsing session that works two ways: it protects your PC from Web site threats such as drive-by downloads; and protects your browsing session from threats on your PC
Seamless use – surf as you always do without any special knowledge required and no interruptions
Keylogger jamming – protects your browsing, banking and shopping by disabling keyloggers/screengrabbers that may reside on your PC
Anti-spyware scanning during your browsing session to protect you as you bank and shop
Phishing and fraudulent Web site warning and protection
Dangerous download scanning and protection
Private browsing to completely erase your surfing tracks from your PC (not yet in the beta)
Svelte proportions – ForceField can be deployed to any PC within about 30 seconds in its Instant ForceField form (not available in current beta), making it convenient for on-the-go use on shared public computers.
While Firefox team is working on Firefox 3 it’s still important to fix various bugs in the Firefox 2 web browser. As a result, Firefox 126.96.36.199 was just released which fixes the following security issue:
Today I was looking for some cool skins. It took me less than to find great looking skin for Firefox web browser, it’s “Blue Ice“.
However, I haven’t found any great looking skin for Opera and don’t know why. Am I too picky? Or just used default skin for a very long time? I’ve tried some of the Editor’s picks but… Most of them there very old ones or just didn’t fit “my style”. Would you like to share us your favorite skins for your favorite web browser?