Category: Firefox

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

By | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 25th

[Thanks, Rafael Luik, RamaSubbu SK]

Browser Toolbar: Google Drops Firefox 5 Support

By | July 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Remember the good old Google’s Firefox Toolbar? Turns out, the search giant has decided that today’s web browsers are way too advanced and such toolbar is no longer necessary.

As a result, Google will not be supporting Firefox 5 or any future versions of the web browser; and in case you miss the functionality, it prefers you to use the extensions instead.

However, if Firefox and Google’s Toolbar is a must have feature set for you, a solution would be to downgrade to Firefox 4, which is still supported by the company.

Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess Browsing

By | July 20, 2011 | 37 Comments

Mozilla To Implement Multiprocess BrowsingAccording to Christopher Blizzard, Mozilla’s Web platform director, via a blog post, Mozilla has renewed its efforts to bring multiprocess browsing to Firefox. The post stresses the key advantages that process isolation will transfer to Firefox and tackles some of the requirements for Mozilla’s implementation.

Although multiprocess browsing became a higher priority for Mozilla after the release of Firefox 4, it is still not clear when the feature might land. Current and upcoming versions of Firefox do not yet have the feature, so chances that the it might hit the public by the end of this year are slim.
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Google Snatches Firebug’s Core Developer

By | July 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core DeveloperOther web browser vendors to get jealous.

Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.

What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.

Here’s what he had to say:
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Firefox 8 (64 Bit) Picks Up The Pace

By | July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firefox 8 (64 Bit) Picks Up The PaceGood news for all the 64 bit software fans.

According to Armen Zambrano, the Release Engineer at Mozilla Corporation, with the introduction of a small set of Windows 2008 64-bit machines, Mozilla started cooking Firefox x86-64 nightly builds and has been doing so for more than a week now.

Furthermore, Asa Dotzler, Product Manager for the Firefox desktop browser, is now collecting feedback and expectations about the future 64 bit builds. In case you are interested in expressing your opinion as well, feel free to visit the following post.

The future looks pretty exciting and we can’t wait to see which of the web browser vendors is next.

Download Firefox 8 Pre-Alpha 1 (64 bit).

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

By | July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011

By | July 18, 2011 | 37 Comments

Web Browsers Malware Benchmark 2011Internet Explorer 9 scores 99-100%.

NSS Labs, an independent network testing facility, has tested 5 most popular web browsers against the socially engineered malware, resulting in more controversy and flame wars all over the Internet.

Although some claim that results are sponsored by Microsoft, Rick Moy, the president of NSS Labs, said that while Microsoft did hire them to benchmark various web browsers few years ago, it was only to improve Internet Explorer’s security. However, after seeing some positive numbers, it was only then sent to the marketing department to do their thing.

Tested web browsers
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 14, 2011 | 31 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 12 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, TomsHardware took 5 most popular web browsers and compared them against each other.

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 12
Firefox 5
Opera 11.50
Safari 5

What are the results? Let’s check them out.
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Download Firefox 5.0.1

By | July 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Firefox 5.0.1Lots of Firefox news this week so here is another report for you.

Mozilla has recently published the two new builds of Firefox 5 and Firefox 3 web browser branches.

As reported earlier by FavBrowser, Firefox 5.0.1 fixes few issues in Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.6 operating systems:
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Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You Away

By | July 13, 2011 | 18 Comments

Firefox 8 Performance Will Blow You AwayDespite the fact that Firefox 8 has appeared on the Nightly channel just days ago, Mozilla reports that it is already 20% faster than Firefox 5 in pretty much all the tests, including:

Startup times
First paint
Session restore
JavaScript performance
2D canvas
3D WebGL rendering
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