Today, Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.4 web browser.
Fixing a total of 226 bugs, Firefox 3.6.4 also includes a nifty feature called “Crash Protection” (Windows, Linux only) that prevents plugins from crashing whole browser. According to Mozilla wiki, it does that by running Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime and Microsoft Silverlight in a separate process called plugin-container.
• The Difference between Google Chrome and Chromium
Softpedia has published a great article on Google Chrome and Chromium differences.
Although FIFA world cup has already started, it’s not yet too late to tweak your browser accordingly and get into soccer mood.
Here are few useful extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera users.
Now here is a real bummer. Flock Inc., company behind well known social web browser has released the very first Beta of Flock 3.0.
What’s so special about that?
It appears that the latest version of Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Mozilla’s Firefox.
According to developers, this will help them to offer a much faster and better product for all the users.
There is also a bunch of new features, you may read more about them here.
Download Flock 3.0 (Windows only).
What do you guys think about this change?
Thanks to Blake, Sebastian Kraus and Shane Bundy for the news tip.
Now, there are quite a few extensions to track web page changes. Unfortunately, they are made for certain web browsers only.
What’s the solution?
Try Diphur.com. It is a simple bookmarking service that will do this for you. Therefore, you will be able to use it on any web browser.
Not ideal, but still, better than nothing.
Now here is something to freshen things up. A collection of artistic web browser (Firefox and Internet Explorer) photos/digital art, or just old “Internet Explorer vs. Firefox” argument, to be exact.
Now here is an interesting one. TaerkEX, a member of DeviantART has created a simple APNG (Animated PNG) animation.
What’s so great about that?
Well, picture contains two frames. Therefore, if your browser does not support APNG, you should only see the very first one.
Like this (.gif format):
Otherwise (.gif format):
Blake Ross, the co-founder of Firefox web browser appears to be skeptical about Firefox growth.
Answering to one of the Quora (questions/answers community) members questions (Will Firefox have double-digit market share in 3 to 5 years), he said:
I’m pretty skeptical. I think the Mozilla Organization has gradually reverted back to its old ways of being too timid, passive and consensus-driven to release breakthrough products quickly.
Mozilla’s CEO, John Lilly has also responded with the following comment:
• Microsoft Pushes Hard with Internet Explorer 9
It looks like Microsoft IE team tries to do its best to make you forget about Internet Explorer 6/7 mess.
• Internet Explorer 6 Market Share to Reach 10% in 2010
If we analyze Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 market share trend, the following conclusion can be made.
• Mozilla to Add Weave Sync for the Next Firefox Release
It appears that Mozilla has decided to integrate data synch feature into the upcoming major Firefox release.
Here is a nice treat for Firefox users.
KeepTube is a simple add-on that allows you to not only save 720p YouTube videos, but 1080p as well. According to extension authors, it also supports sites like:
Dailymotion (HQ MP4, FLV), Magavideo (HD/HQ FLV) Google (HQ MP4, FLV), Vimeo (HQ MP4) Break (HQ MP4, FLV), Veoh (HQ MP4, FLV), Metacafe, Spike, Myspace, Facebook, Current, Redtube and more!