Category: Firefox

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5

By | August 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Firefox 15, 14 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.5As we have reported earlier, Google has decided to create a yet another JavaScript benchmark and after publishing some preliminary browser results from other sources, we have decided to do a test of our own.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview (Build 10.0.8400.0)
Firefox 14 (Version 14.0.1)
Firefox 15 Beta 5
Google Chrome 23 Dev (Build 23.0.1246.0)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1546)
Opera 12.5 Pre-Alpha (Build 1538)
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Octane JavaScript Benchmark Scores

By | August 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

Octane JavaScript Benchmark ScoresAs if there weren’t enough JavaScript benchmarks, the search giant has recently revealed a new one and it’s called “Octane”.

Why? According to Google, they wanted to create something that combines full, unaltered and well-known web applications and libraries.

Here are the initial results (higher is better):
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Firefox Metro Coming In September

By | August 17, 2012 | 9 Comments

Firefox Metro Coming In SeptemberThe final version might miss the Windows 8 launch window.

Good news, following the recent RTM release of the Windows 8, Mozilla has announced that they too will be publishing the preview build of the Firefox Modern (formerly known as Metro) web browser sometime in September.
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Firefox OS Runs Fine On The Raspberry Pi

By | August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox OS Runs Fine On The Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi, a single board computer for only $25, has been making some waves in the tech community. Now, Oleg Romashin, Nokia’s principal engineer, has released a video, which shows the Firefox OS runtime running on such system.

According to Oleg, it was able to achieve a solid 60 frames per second for the WebGL animations, which is kind of neat, considering both hardware and software.
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Top 8: Most Popular Firefox Extensions Revealed

By | August 14, 2012 | 11 Comments

Top 8: Most Popular Firefox Extensions RevealedWho needs top 10 lists anyway?

Some time ago, Mozilla has announced that Firefox add-ons have been downloaded more than 3 billion times. In addition to that, the open source organization has revealed the top 8 add-ons by downloads. Why top 8 and not top 10? We have no idea.

Anyway, here is a list of the mentioned extensions, from least to most popular:
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July, 2012 Desktop Market Share: Firefox, Safari – Up; Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | August 9, 2012 | 7 Comments


Another month, another market share report and this time it’s for the desktop web browsers.

With the upcoming release of IE10, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.02% to 53.93% (0.09 point decrease).
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Windows vs. Ubuntu (Linux): Web Browsers

By | August 2, 2012 | 10 Comments

Windows vs. Ubuntu (Linux): Web BrowsersWhen it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.

Test Details

Hardware:
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Mozilla Blocks Ubisoft’s Uplay Plugin

By | July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Blocks Ubisoft’s Uplay PluginThis is why we can’t have nice things.

Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.

Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.

On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.

Firefox Beta For Android Brings Tablet Support

By | July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Firefox Beta For Android Brings Tablet SupportWith the recent refresh of Firefox Beta for Android phones, the open source organization has also released a new update for tablets, which aims to match the look and feel of its brother.

In addition to that, it brings all the beloved Firefox features, such as: the new Awesome bar, refreshed tab view and an ability to view sites in desktop mode.
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Download Firefox OS For The PC, Mac And Linux

By | July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox OS For PC, Mac And LinuxCodenamed “Boot 2 Gecko”.

With the recent announcement of Firefox OS for the handheld devices, Mozilla has made a minor splash in the tech community, mostly because of the superior alternatives that are already available (Android 4.1) and with more to come later this year: iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 as well as BlackBerry OS 10.
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