Category: Firefox

Chromium Linux – It’s Really Fast

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

A pre-alpha, Linux web browser called Chromium (which Google Chrome is based on) in the recent SunSpider benchmark revealed that it’s actually 4x faster than the latest stable Firefox release.

However, Chrome Wndows build was 2x faster than Chromium pre-alpha for Linux. Continue Reading

Convert YouTube Videos to MP3

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

In case you want to convert YouTube videos to MP3, here is a simple Firefox add-on to do that.

Basically, it adds a “Convert & Download as MP3″ link in video page. Just click on it and download starts.

Vist YouTube 2 MP3 page (addons.mozilla.org).

Mozilla Plays with Firefox New Tab Page

By | March 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Firefox New Tab PageFrom MozillaLabs:

We’ve been iterating quickly over the last couple of weeks to define a potential new tab screen for Firefox.

We believe that the new tab screen should have two main functions: (A) To show you the sites you are most likely to be interested in going to, and (B) to not distract you. That’s the paradox: by design success is when the pages we show are maximally interesting/distracting, but an explicit goal is to not interrupt your flow. Continue Reading

5 Best Web Browsers

By | March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

LifeHacker has published a nice sum up of 5 most popular web browsers: Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Feel free to check it.

Thanks to Daniel for sending this.

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Fennec Reaches Beta 1, Improves Performance, Enables Plug-Ins

By | March 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

The first beta version of Fennec (Firefox Mobile) has been released some time ago. During the Fennec Beta 1 development, team focused on performance and responsiveness improvements. New Firefox JavaScript engine which is called TraceMonkey is now a part of Fennec as well. As a result, browsing performance improved a lot.

For a complete list of changes, feel free to check “What’s New“ section in the following page. Here you will also find information on how to download Fennec Beta 1

Pwn2Own: Hacker Exploits IE8, Firefox, Safari

By | March 19, 2009 | 8 Comments

From ZDNet

“He won a cash prize and got to keep the hardware. Details of the vulnerability, which was described by contest sponsor TippingPoint ZDI as a “brilliant IE8 bug!” are being kept under wraps.

“Nils” also scored a clean hit against Apple’s Safari (he was the second hacker to exploit Safari) and, later in the afternoon, he exploited a Firefox zero-day flaw to claim the trifecta.”

In case you are interested, Mac was hacked in 10 seconds.

Nothing about Opera or Chrome yet.

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40+ Add-Ons for Managing Firefox Tabs

By | March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sean P. Aune writes:

“Firefox users love their tabbed browsing capability, but if you leave tabs unchecked they can get completely out of control. For those of you who feel lost in a sea of tabs, there are numerous ways to manage them; Here are over 40 of the best extensions.”

Continue reading at Mashable

Firefox 3.5 Receives an IRC Client

By | March 17, 2009 | 6 Comments

Latest Firefox 3.5 nightly releases now include Mibbit, a web IRC client. Once irc:// link is opened, user will be redirected to Mibbit for further steps.

In order to make it work, you will have to select Mibbit from Applications settings page in the Options menu.

Picture source: MozillaLinks

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Yahoo and Live Search Might Save Mozilla

By | March 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

Since the launch of Chrome, relations between Mozilla and Google were affected. And although contract between them expires on 2011, Michael Baker, the CEO of Mozilla considered the possibility of search contract end. As they are not completely sure about Google’s plans to renew it. As the result, they are started to look for alternatives.

Many analysts consider it as a good movement because during Chrome growth, Mozilla will depend on Google Inc. more than Google does on Firefox. Selling default search engine spot in Firefox would be both, beneficial and not. Search giants such as Yahoo or Live would pay much more than Google do. However, how many of Firefox users would actually use a new search provider?

Via alt1040.com (in Spanish)

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