Following a backlash from the enterprises and various organizations, Mozilla has decided to go with Microsoft’s strategy and will now release only one major Firefox release per year, at least for the institutions.
According to the open source organization, ESR (Extended Support Release) version of Firefox will continue to receive various security updates but will leave Web or Add-ons platform with no changes whatsoever.
While additional details will be revealed within a week, you can check the ESR wiki page for mailing list subscription.
With the Firefox 10, Opera 12 and Internet Explorer 10 releases just around the corner, guys from TomsHardware have decided to test the latest stable builds of the top 5 web browsers on both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion.
How did your favorite web browser perform? Let’s find out.
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.