Category: Firefox

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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Flock Dumps Mozilla’s Firefox, Welcomes Google Chrome

By | March 3, 2009 | 3 Comments

TechCrunch is reporting that the upcoming version of social browser Flock will be built on Google’s Chrome platform.

Why they are dumping Mozilla’s Firefox? While there are no official statements on this decision, TechCrunch writes:

“Sources say that they’ve become frustrated with Mozilla’s lack of attention to Flock’s needs. One source says Flock felt like the “red headed step child of the Mozilla development community.” Sources are also saying that Flock feels that Google Chrome is far easier to work with than Firefox.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 2nd

By | March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

February, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Safari Loses; Firefox, Chrome, Opera Gains

By | March 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

As the new month begins, Net Applications has yet again updated their stats on web browsers market share. Let’s see what had happened in the February, 2009

Internet Explorer has slowed down its market share decrease and fell only by 0.04%, from 67.55% to 67.51%

Firefox continues to climb up and increased its market share by 0.2%, from 21.53% to 21.73% Continue Reading

Safari 4 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera 10, 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8, 7

By | March 1, 2009 | 39 Comments

Nate Lanxon from CNet UK has benchmarked Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3, Mozilla’s Minefield, Google Chrome, Opera 9.6 (note on Opera 10 results were added to article later), Internet Explorer 8 and 7 using SunSpider suite. Continue Reading