Category: Firefox

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12

By | March 5, 2012 | 28 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 12After the previous benchmark results that tested the latest stable versions of web browsers, people expressed their interest in the beta or alpha build results as well. Well, today is your lucky day, folks.

Tested web browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Platform Preview
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Metro Platform Preview
Google Chrome 18 Beta
Firefox 11 Beta 5
Opera 12 Alpha
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Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

By | March 1, 2012 | 20 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, guys at Neowin have managed to benchmark the latest version of IE10, which is Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5, running in both desktop and Metro modes.

What’s the difference between IE10 Metro and Desktop? IE Metro (aka Immersive web browser) uses the 64 bit libraries by default.

Tested browsers
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Pwn2Own 2012 Is Coming

By | February 20, 2012 | 23 Comments

Pwn2Own 2012 Is ComingPwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.

First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
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Mozilla’s Firefox 2012 Roadmap And Futures

By | February 15, 2012 | 23 Comments

Mozillas Firefox 2012 Roadmap And FuturesWhile competitors try to hide as much information as possible about the upcoming updates, Mozilla took a different route and has now revealed it’s Firefox web browser roadmap for the 2012.

2012 Q1

In the first quarter of 2012, Firefox 12 and Firefox 13 will receive already reported and well know features, so there are no surprises here. Here is a full list:
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Download Firefox 13 Alpha (Aurora)

By | February 14, 2012 | 10 Comments

Download Firefox 13 Alpha (Aurora)

After several Nightly releases, the Aurora version of Firefox 13 has been pushed to Mozilla’s testers’ channel and is now available to download.

Despite a dozen of changes, the open source organization is currently focused on a tab page, which, as see in the screenshot above, has been redesigned.
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Windows 8 Version Of Firefox Coming

By | February 13, 2012 | 8 Comments

Promises seamless Metro integration.

As you might know, Windows 8 will expand Microsoft’s Metro UI, which is currently utilized by Windows Phone, Xbox Dashboard and other software giant products.

Trying to jump ahead everyone but Internet Explorer, which will also have a version specific for the Metro user interface, Mozilla has revealed its plans to create a “Firefox on Metro” for the upcoming Windows 8 OS.

What so special about it?
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Google’s Chrome Market Share Declines For The First Time, Firefox’s Drops Below 20%

By | February 1, 2012 | 26 Comments


New Year brings big changes.

It’s February already as we look at the January’s browsers marker share numbers. As it turns out, there were few substantial differences for major vendors.

For the first time since eternity, Internet Explorer has actually increased its share from 47.76% to 48.16% (0.4 point jump). Is IE cool again?
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Download Firefox 10 Final

By | January 31, 2012 | 17 Comments

Download Firefox 10 FinalIn a typical Mozilla fashion, 6 weeks after the Firefox 9 release, the open source organization has now released the final version of Firefox 10.

While the following build has not yet been officially announced, you can already download it from the official mozilla.org servers.

So what’s new? Not much, really.

As reported earlier, Firefox 10 will now hide the forward button in case it’s grayed out. Excluding few fixes and web standards improvements, release notes look pretty bleak.
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Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

By | January 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.

Just like Google’s Go programming language, Rust syntax is similar to that of C and C++ and destined to provide memory safety, greater security and good concurrency support.
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First Firefox 13 Features, No Release Date Yet

By | January 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

First Firefox 13 Features Get DetailedAfter getting to know upcoming Firefox 11 and Firefox 12 web browsers features, here is what’s next for Mozilla:

Firefox 13 Features

Download Manager

Let’s start with some bad news. Even though the panel based download manager was pretty much confirmed for Firefox 12, it looks like you won’t see it till the Firefox 13 is released.
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