Category: Firefox

Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 Released, Final Version Delayed

By | December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 ReleasedFew days ago, Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6 Beta 5, containing over 100 bug fixes from the previous beta version. Including TraceMonkey JavaScript rendering engine bug which was causing crashes.

As 3.6 branch has not even reached RC status yet, Mozilla has delayed final release into early 2010.

Originally, Firefox 3.6 was targeted for 2009 Q3/Q4 availability.



EU Won’t Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Case

By | December 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

EU Won't Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot CaseMicrosoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)

Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.

“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.


Firefox 3.5.6 And 3.0.16 Released

By | December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Firefox 3.5.6 And 3.0.16 ReleasedYesterday, Mozilla has released 2 updates for Firefox 3.5 and 3.0 branches. Both versions received various security and stability improvements. Firefox 3.5.6 includes 62 bug fixes and Firefox 3.0.16 – 24. It’s always recommended to use latest stable browser release.

Firefox 3.5.6
Firefox 3.0.16


Microsoft’s “Response” To Mozilla Exec

By | December 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

If you have read “Mozilla exec urges Firefox users ditch Google for Bing” story, then everything should be pretty clear to you.

Wonder what Microsoft did? Well, check background of the day:

Microsoft "Response" To Mozilla Exec

Need I say more?

Via Robert Accettura’s blog and Mozilla Links.


Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

Thanks to Rob for links.


Firefox Mobile Explained (Video)

By | December 9, 2009 | 4 Comments


Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

By | December 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 7th

Thanks to Nox for links.


Get Best Product Price Offers in Firefox

By | December 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Get Best Price Offers in Firefox
Here is a handful Firefox add-on for those, who buys online.

Once you install InvisibleHand extension, it automatically checks for better prices of the product, you are interested in (see screenshot).

Add-on authors claim that InvisibleHand currently supports over 100 of US, UK and German retailers.

Visit product page.


EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an End

By | December 3, 2009 | 25 Comments

EU Browser Ballot Case Might Finally Come to an EndIf everything goes as expected, browser ballot case might be finally resolved by the end of December or even faster.

Bloomberg reports that during the phone conversation with Opera spokesman, it was said: “Our expectation is that the settlement will include changes sought by Opera and will come out around the 15th,”

What are those changes?
Opera Software suggested that instead of listing top 5 web browsers alphabetically, they should be randomly ordered, every time user sees a ballot screen.

Bloomberg also said that Jesse Verstraete, a Microsoft spokesman in Brussels, declined to comment on this case. So don’t hold your breath yet.


November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – Down

By | December 1, 2009 | 8 Comments

November, 2009 – Firefox, Opera and Chrome Market Share Goes Up; IE, Safari – DownIt’s a new month and few market share data. Let’s get it going.

Just like any other month, Internet Explorer market share keeps going down, this time it fell from 64.64% to 63.62% (1.02 point decrease).

With the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release, this browser increased its market share by 0.65 point, from 24.07% to 24.72%.

After previous gain in October, this time Safari‘s market share fell from 4.42% to 4.36% (0.06% decrease). Continue Reading