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It’s Friday, Friday…
Another month passes by as we look at the August market share stats to find out, how web browsers competed at the end of summer.
Internet Explorer is approaching the 50% market share mark, as it’s now down another 1.13 point, from 52.72% to 51.59%.
Sometime after the initial Firefox 6 release, Mozilla has announced the availability of the very first security update for both Firefox 6 and Firefox 3 branches.
Both versions fix one security vulnerability that was solved by removing the DigiNotar root certificate.
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- Google Chrome Stable Channel Update
- Google Chrome Beta Channel Update
- Google Chrome Dev Channel Update
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- 15 (More) Inspiring HTML5 Experiments
- Mozilla puts mobile Firefox on the front burner
[Thanks, Dirk Finken]
It looks like Mozilla is implementing more and more features from its competitors.
Just like in Internet Explorer 9, starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block web browser add-ons that are not yet approved by the user.
In case other software installs an add-on, Firefox 8 will disable it and notify the user.
In the world where a plenty of companies inject their add-ons into Firefox, such as: Skype, anti-virus software, etc. it’s a very welcomed step nonetheless.
Mozilla’s chairwoman Mitchell Baker responded to criticism regarding the rapid release cycle in a recent blog post.
She started by acknowledging the problem and ensured that while the current rapid release cycle is far from perfect, Mozilla is working hard to make it more useful for the majority of its userbase.
However, due to the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, Baker believes that it is necessary for the browser to follow this breakneck pace.
Mozilla will not get rid of the version number present in Firefox’s “About” box after all, putting an end to a rather heated debate that first surfaced a few weeks ago.
There are no plans to adjust the version number. It will remain in its current place in the About window, and we are going to continue with the current numbering scheme. - Alex Faaborg, a principal designer at Mozilla
In another message in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion list, Faaborg blamed “miscommunication inside of the user experience team” for the commotion about the departing version number.
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According to the latest article on wiki.mozilla.org, Firefox 9 will be borrowing various Opera Speed Dial elements (introduced in Opera 9.2 on April, 2007) for its own good.
The following post covers some of the upcoming Firefox 9 new tab page features and mentions: