Even though 64 bit operating systems are becoming a standard in today’s computing world, Mozilla’s Director of Firefox (Mike Beltzner) revealed that company has no plans to release 64 bit Firefox 4 final build in the near future.
Early in the summer we decided to not yet provide supported 64-bit builds on Windows, and will instead work on delivering those in some future release.
If only we had a 64-bit Flash Player build for all the platforms…
As Firefox 4 Final nears its release, Mozilla released the fifth beta of its Firefox 4 web browser.
One of the key features in this version is a support for Direct2D hardware acceleration on Windows 7 machines that is now enabled by default.
Furthermore, Beta 5 introduces audio API which uses HTML5 (see video below), implementation of the HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) as well as hundreds of bug fixes and other improvements.
Lots of releases today; one of them is security and stability update for Firefox 3.6.x and 3.5.x web browsers.
In addition, latest stable release now includes a support for The X-Frame-Options response header.
Download Link: Firefox 3.6.9
After a couple of requests, I have finally decided to launch a page that is ask.favbrowser.com
What is it all about?
Essentially, it is a web browser questions and answers site. Therefore, as the content starts kicking in, ask.favbrowser.com will serve as a good knowledge base for web browser related issues.
Also, you can earn points for asking and answering questions.
Can you redeem points for any cool prizes?
Not yet, but stay tunned, there will certainly be a couple of them in the near future.
Visit web browser questions and answers page.
With few major browser releases just around the corner, let’s find out how market share has changed over the past month.
After surprising 2 months market share increase in a row, this time Internet Explorer lost 0.34 of it, down from 60.74% to 60.40%.
It appears that in order to meet a set release deadline (that is Octobers or November of 2010), the final build of Firefox 4 web browser will be a cut down version.
The very first feature to be removed is “Account Manager”.
What does it do?
According to Dan Mills, it allows users to create new web page accounts with randomly generated passwords (optional) and login/out of them with a single click. Web developers could integrate such feature easily, within 15 minutes or more/less.
Yes, if Firefox 4 requires any additional stripping, potential candidates are: silent updates, Inspector and Web Console. All other features are safe, so far.
• Internet Explorer 9 UI Screenshot, Features
Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.
By fixing a total of 623 bugs, Mozilla has just released another beta of long awaited, Firefox 4 web browser.