Category: Firefox

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 19th

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Browser Wars

By | January 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

P.S. Not the newest data, but still worth a look.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 Delayed

By | January 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mozilla has recently announced that due to many remaining bugs still unfixed, they are going to delay Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 release for a week.

Instead of releasing it on Jan 26th, it will be launched on Feb 2nd.

The upcoming beta release is supposed to be the last beta for Firefox 3.1 series.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

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Windows 7 Beta and Internet Explorer 8 Experience

By | January 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

I was playing with the public beta of Windows 7 for a while now and decided to show you a few neat features of it while browsing with Internet Explorer and just show the overall experience.


Windows 7 shows all opened tabs on Internet Explorer 8.

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Mozilla Drops Google in Firefox 3.1 and Tries Yandex

By | January 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

It looks like Mozilla is trying some other players as well. As for now, Firefox default search engine for Russian language users will be Yandex instead of everyone’s beloved Google.

According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in Russian Internet, based on the audience size and internet penetration. Continue Reading

Firebug 1.3 Released

By | January 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

The final version of Firebug 1.3 has been released and can be downloaded via addons.mozilla.org

The following version won’t work with Firefox 3.1. However, the upcoming Firebug 1.4 alpha release will fix that.

For the changelog, please check release notes here.

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Browsers Market Share for the Year 2008

By | January 8, 2009 | 14 Comments

Previous year were great for some of the web browsers and not so good for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.

Since it’s now 2009, let’s sum up all the market share reports and check final results.

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Speed Up Firefox (Linux Only)

By | January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

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