Category: Firefox

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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Accessibility: Safari 4, Opera 10, IE 8, Firefox 3 and Chrome 1

By | March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Paciello Group Blog writes:

“The study ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) roles exposed via MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) by browsers on Windows (see results here) provides test of the major browsers available for windows.

Summary

WAI-ARIA has 59 possible role values (excluding abstract roles):

IE 8RC1 exposes 42 role values via MSAA
Firefox (Minefield) 3.2a1pre exposes 49 role values via MSAA
Opera 10 Alpha exposes 21 role values via MSAA
Safari 4 Beta exposes 8 role values via MSAA
Chrome exposes 0 role values via MSAA”

Found via Asa Dotzler blog.

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Not much this week.

Safari 4 vs. Google Chrome vs. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Opera 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Internet Explorer 7

By | March 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

If you are getting annoyed by old and popular SunSpider benchmark results, here is a new gem for you: PeaceKeeper – The Browser Benchmark.

The following browsers were tested:

Apple Safari 4.0 beta
Firefox 3.0.7
Firefox 3.1 beta 2
Firefox 3.1 beta 3
Google Chrome 1.0.154.48 Continue Reading

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