Even though there are “unofficial” 64 bit versions of Firefox floating around the Internet, none of them have gained any significant attention from the general user base.
Thanks to Waterfox, a highly optimized version of Firefox specifically designed for the Windows x86-64 users, this 64 bit flavor might gain some momentum.
According to a few tickets that are floating around the bugzilla.mozilla.org web site, it looks like the company behind the open source web browser is really determined to save you as many bytes of memory as possible.
Originally submitted back in July of 2011, a bug #670967, which was marked as resolved just a week ago, aims to “fire a memory-pressure event when the amount of available virtual address space or physical memory is low”.
Happy New Year!
It’s that time of the month again when we look at the market share results for the last month. How your favorite browser did finish the 2011 race? Let’s find out.
Already broken through the 50% barrier, Internet Explorer share continues the downtrend, this time it has decreased by 1.19 point, from 48.95% to 47.76%.
Now with 3D Web Inspector and data migration.
As noted in our previous post, Mozilla has recently pushed the first branch of Firefox 11 builds to its Aurora channel.
Although there is already a bunch of new features that were implemented, such as: new web standards support and redesigned media controls for HTML5 videos, two of the most notable ones are: 3D Web Inspector (you can read more about it here) and data migration, which allows users to transfer their data from Google Chrome to Firefox profile.
Available as a separate add-on as well.
Depending on how smooth things will go with Firefox 11 development, Mozilla plans to include a 3D web Inspector, which is already available in latest Firefox 11 (Aurora) builds.
Less than 2 weeks after releasing the final version of Firefox 9, Mozilla has now pushed the very first beta of Firefox 10.
What can be expected in such a short time? As reported earlier by FavBrowser, Firefox 10 will automatically hide the forward button if it’s unnecessary; in addition to that, FF10 includes the Anti-Aliasing feature for WebGL and few web standards support.
Yesterday, we have reported about a search deal between Mozilla and the search giant, where Google would remain Firefox’s default search engine for another 3 years.
Although more details were not revealed that day, one of the unnamed sources now claims that Google will pay Mozilla almost $300 million for every year or nearly $1 billion in total.
Just as expected.
Despite continuous drama between Google Chrome and Firefox, business is as usual at Silicon Valley.
After negotiations that were reported more than few months ago, it looks like both companies have finally come to an agreement, as Google and Mozilla have renewed their search deal for another 3 years.
Google denies the charges.
Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?
NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.