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.
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”
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.
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
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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
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
Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard demonstrated the latest innovations in standards-based Web development technology during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.
Continue Reading at Ars Technica
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- The browser war is back – expect user casualties
- Hackers Targeting IE 7 After Security Patch Issued
- Security expert says Microsoft should cut IE’s links to Windows
- Windows Mobile gets Webkit browser
- Only 7 percent of active Firefox browsers running on Macs?
- Opera Mobile 9.5 … with Google Gears
- Sync Your Camino Profile Via Dropbox
A new Pwn2Own hack contest which should begin in the middle of the March 2009 is set to test Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera web browsers running on Windows 7 Beta or RC.
Unlike previous year competition, where “white hackers” tried to hack computer operating systems (Mac OS was hacked first), this year it will focus on web browsers and mobile operating systems (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM).
More details should be announced within the upcoming weeks.