Category: Firefox

SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And Opera

By | November 12, 2012 | 12 Comments

SkyDrive Sends 2 Million Characters To Firefox And OperaHangs the latter.

Just recently, Opera users started reporting an issue, which caused their browser to become unstable while browsing SkyDrive photos. Now, according to Opera’s Hallvord R. M. Steen, the root cause is Microsoft itself.

As stated in the blog post, SkyDrive suffers from a bug, which sends two million NULL characters during every browsing session that results in a 100% CPU usage.
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Mozilla To Pay $1.5 Million For Its Tax Affair

By | November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mozilla To Pay $1.5 Million For Its Tax AffairBack in 2007, Mozilla has decided that it does not have to pay taxes for the revenue that comes from Google’s search partnership. Why? Because according to them, 66 million (out of 77 million) dollars were a form of contribution and therefore, should not be taxable.

Unfortunately for them, the US government held a different opinion and as a result, Mozilla had to settle and will be paying a total of $1.5 million.

Better luck next time.

Firefox To The Rescue (Pic)

By | November 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Firefox To Rescue

You just missed 858 singles in your area.

[Via: Reddit]

October, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox Slides Below The 20% Mark

By | November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments


Hey, it’s that time of the month again as we kick off the week with the new data from the NetApplications.

Starting with the Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s market share is slowly edging higher, up from 53.63% to 54.13 (0.5 point increase).
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Mozilla On Browser Ballot Glitch: Millions Of Firefox Downloads Lost

By | November 1, 2012 | 11 Comments

Mozilla On Browser Ballot Glitch: Millions Of Firefox Downloads LostMoments after sending the delicious cake to Microsoft’s IE team, Harvey Anderson, the Vice President of Business Affairs at Mozilla, has published a blog post, which investigated the consequences of the browser ballot glitch.

According to Harvey, Firefox downloads saw a decrease of 63% to as low as 20,000 per day and increased by 150% to 50,000 per day after the fix was issued.
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Internet Explorer 10: The King Of The Web Security

By | October 31, 2012 | 14 Comments

Internet Explorer 10: The King Of The Web SecurityWhen it comes to the socially engineered malware, it looks like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the only web browser that manages to fight it well.

According to the latest study by NSS Labs, IE10 running on the Windows 8 protected test systems against 99.1% of all the malicious web pages, followed by Google’s Chrome 70.4% mark.

However, when it came to Firefox and Safari, the block rates were incredibly low, 4.2% and 4.3% respectively.
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A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s Headquarters

By | October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s HeadquartersBefore switching to the fast release cycle, Mozilla was used to receiving blue and delicious cakes from the Microsoft’s IE team, congratulating them on another Firefox release.

However, as the time passed by and release pace picked up, Microsoft has switched to the cupcakes.

Now, according to guys from Mozilla, they have decided to initiate a sweet tradition and delivered a cake to the IE headquarters in Redmond as well.
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EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are Fine

By | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are FineMozilla responds.

Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.

Now, according to a new report, European Union regulators gave Microsoft a green light and will not continue the investigation.
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Mozilla Opens The Firefox Marketplace For Android

By | October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Opens The Firefox Marketplace For AndroidAurora builds only.

For more than a year, Mozilla has talked about the Web as the app development platform and now, with the launch of recent Firefox Aurora builds for Android, then open source organization has revealed some of its development fruits: the Firefox Marketplace.

In case you don’t fuse Android or don’t feel like downloading anything, here is a screenshot to give you a better idea on how does the marketplace look like:
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Firefox 17 Beta To Include The Social API

By | October 15, 2012 | 11 Comments

Firefox 17 Beta To Include The Social APIWants to make your life easier.

After a bumpy Firefox 16 Final release, Mozilla has decided to reveal one of the upcoming Firefox 17 features: the social API.

While the company was not keen on sharing exactly what they plan to do with the API, a blog post informed that it might function in a Flock like fashion or as they put it, “As services integrate with Firefox via the Social API sidebar, it will be easy for you to keep up with friends and family anywhere you go on the Web without having to open a new Web page or switch between tabs. You can stay connected to your favorite social network even while you are surfing the Web, watching a video or playing a game,”.
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