Category: Firefox

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Released

By | March 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is it, the long awaited and delayed, third beta of Firefox 3.1 (which is going to be named 3.5 later) has been released.

Mozilla Developer Center lists the following changes which require feedback:

Improved the new Private Browsing Mode, including the ability to “Forget This Site” from the History sidebar.
Improved performance and stability with the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Beats Chrome and Firefox, Claims Microsoft

By | March 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

No, it’s not a SunSpider benchmark this time. Actually, this one is more “real word” one, which is based on top 25 internet sites load time.

Microsoft Corp. has also published a document called “Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding issues in benchmarking and performance analysis” which you can download here.

Now, let’s see results: Continue Reading

If Browsers Were Women

By | March 10, 2009 | 6 Comments

Via Sharenator.org

eBay Scammers Work Unpatched Vulns in Firefox, IE

By | March 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

From TheRegister:

“eBay scammers have been exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers to deliver counterfeit pages that try to dupe people surfing the online auction house to bid on fraudulent listings.”

Continue reading at The Register

Firefox – Buggier but Fixes Issues Faster

By | March 9, 2009 | 7 Comments

During 2008 Firefox reported 115 flaws. That’s more than Safari (32), Opera (30) and Internet Explorer (31) combined. However, Firefox fixes the issues way faster than any other company.

The research was made by Secunia. (see pdf)

Via  news.cnet.com

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New Tab Page Proposal for Firefox

By | March 6, 2009 | 15 Comments

After being introduced by Opera in the 2007, most of the other web browsers started to release their own modifications of speed dial. For example: Chrome’s Homepage or Safari’s Top Sites.

Firefox labs has decided to implement a speed dial like feature by default. No, not the on similar to Google’s Chrome home pages. Continue Reading

Firefox Reaches 100% Market Share in Antarctica

By | March 6, 2009 | 11 Comments

According to the latest StatsCounter stats, Firefox now has 100% market share in Antarctica. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.0.7 Released

By | March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

As reported yesterday, Firefox 3.0x branch security and stability update 3.0.7 has been released and can be downloaded here.

Firefox 3.0.7 includes 3 new languages: Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu as well as various fixes.

For a complete list of changes, please check “What’s New in Firefox 3.0.7″ section.

Firefox 3.1 Gone, Welcome Firefox 3.5

By | March 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

The upcoming Firefox release (Shiretoko) which is currently in development will be released as Firefox 3.5 instead of the planed 3.1. It should be noted, that Firefox Beta 3 which is going to be released within 5 days will still have 3.1 tag.

According to the meeting notes, the following decision was made due to many changes, or as it says “3.1 -> 3.5 to indicate increased scope”

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Firefox 3.0.7 and Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Release Dates

By | March 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

The third and long awaited beta of Firefox 3.1 series will be released on March 10th.

As for Firefox 3.0.7 security and stability update, it’s coming tomorrow.

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