Category: Firefox

Mozilla Feels Remorse Over Keeping Mum About SSL Certificate Theft

By | March 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Mozilla Feels Remorse Over Keeping Mum About SSL Certificate TheftAttackers utilized genuine passwords and usernames to get a hold of nine SSL certificates on the 15th of March via a Comodo certificate reseller. What SSL certificates do is basically prove the authenticity of a site. The log-on websites affected were Yahoo Mail, Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s Hotmail, Skype, as well as Mozilla’s Firefox extension website.

Comodo revoked the certificates and brought the matter to the attention of Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft between the 15th and the 23rd of March. The breach of its reseller and the theft of the SSL certificates were announced on the 23rd of this month.
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

By | March 25, 2011 | 24 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5TomsHardware has posted a nice benchmark and compared some of the most popular web browsers. Unfortunately, Firefox 4 was not included.

Browsers
Google Chrome 10.0.648.134
Firefox 3.6.15
Internet Explorer 9
Opera 11.01 (build 1190) 51
Safari 5.04 (7533.20.27)
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Mozilla Keeps Track With The Questions

By | March 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Keeps Track With The QuestionsYou have probably already heard of Mozilla’s Are WeFastYet web site which keeps tracking the performance of web browser engines. Turns out, this site is not the only one.

AreWePrettyYet informs users about the future Firefox versions appearance while CanWeShipYet displays the number of blockers, which of course should be 0 (like it is now).

Thanks, Blake!

Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

By | March 23, 2011 | 11 Comments

Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

Just last week, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours.

Well, it looks like Mozilla has doubled the numbers with 5 million Firefox 4 downloads in the same time period and has now passed 7 million downloads mark.

Firefox 3 on the other hand did even better and was downloaded more than 8 million times.

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Download Firefox 4 Final

By | March 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Although the final version of Firefox 4 web browser is yet to be announced, it’s already available on the official Mozilla servers and can be downloaded here.

Firefox 4 marks the end of slow release cycles as both, Firefox 5 and 6 are set for this year’s launch.

What’s New?
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Mozilla: We Support 10 Year Old OS

By | March 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla: We Support 10 Year Old OSHate the web browser.

Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox web browser has criticized Microsoft for abandoning a 10 year old Windows XP operating system and releasing IE9 for Windows 7/Vista only.

He said:

For me, the most interesting thing is not the quibbling about what browser [boasts] full hardware acceleration. What surprises me the most is that acceleration is not available for Windows XP.

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Why Read Licence Agreement (Picture)

By | March 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Why Read Licence Agreement (Picture)

Via: Reddit

Firefox 4 to Release on Tuesday

By | March 17, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox 4 was originally slated for November of 2010, but after a dozen betas, the 22nd of March may be the final release date. That is the new release date stated by Mozilla anyway.

The current release candidate was labeled as good enough to ship as the final product on Wednesday by Mozilla developers. This contrasts with what Mozilla has done in the past, namely ship multiple release candidates until finally determining the shipping code. Firefox 3.6, for example, had two release candidates issued by Mozilla before reaching its audience more than a year ago.
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Weekly Questions Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, March 15th
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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How Would You Change Firefox?

By | March 10, 2011 | 30 Comments

How Would You Change Firefox?

The time has come yet again…

How would you change the Firefox web browser to make it better?