Category: Firefox

Performance: Firefox vs. Safari vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera

By | December 4, 2008 | 21 Comments

It’s time to run one of the most popular JavaScript performance tools: SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark.

We will be testing Firefox 3.0.4, Firefox 3.1 Beta 1, Safari 3.2, WebKit r38794, Google Chrome 0.4.154.29, Opera 9.62 and Opera 10 Alpha 1 builds.

Let’s begin, shall we? Continue Reading

Block Flash on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera

By | December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

If you are being annoyed by flashy and sparkling flash objects which just loads your CPU with no good reason and looking for any ways to block them, then we have a solution for you. Of course, you could just uninstall Adobe Flash Player, but this is not a good idea, unless you are not using anything flash related (YouTube.com for example).

Another solution is to install simple flash block plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera. Continue Reading

Browser Head to Head: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Flock

By | December 2, 2008 | 27 Comments

An article on 3 web browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome and Flock. Safari and Opera were left behind.

Read the article.

There were few interesting comments on that article though. For example:

“Opera hasn’t changed, there’s nothing new or exciting, nothing to talk about. People don’t ignore Opera, they just don’t really care about it.”

While this is not 100% correct, I actually find it true when viewing all the “browser war” and/or web development related articles around the web.

Firefox Grabs 20% Market Share

By | December 1, 2008 | 9 Comments

For the first time in history, Firefox has reached and stayed above 20% market share mark. This is a great victory for both, developers and its fans.

Next stop is 50%

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Firefox 32 bit (x86) vs. Firefox 64 bit (x64)

By | November 30, 2008 | 75 Comments

If you are looking to download Firefox 64 bit, then this is the right place to start. But first, let’s check some benchmarks to see if 64bit Firefox has any performance advantages against Firefox 32bit.

3.0 (x86) vs 3.1 (x64) Continue Reading

Mozilla Foundation Is Being Audited By the IRS

By | November 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Posted on TechCrunch

Buried in the financial statements is the fact that the Mozilla Foundation is being audited by the IRS and its non-profit status is in question:

On the audit of the Foundation there has not been any formal notification of issues. There has been inquiry regarding its tax exemption. Management believes that it is conducting its operations in accordance with its original application for exemption and for which it received the advance ruling as a public benefit corporation. Continue Reading

Fashion Your Firefox

By | November 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

Recently Mozilla launched a new web application called Fashion Your Firefox which should help people to find some of the best add-ons for Firefox 3.

Fashion Your Firefox is a simple Web application that customizes your Firefox browser based on your interests and online activities. Fashion Your Firefox helps you select add-ons that fit your needs, and enables you to install them with just one click. Continue Reading

Firefox 2.0.0.18 and Firefox 3.0.4 Released

By | November 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.4 and Firefox 2.0.0.18 are now available for download.

Firefox 3.0.4 Changelog

Fixed several security issues.
Fixed several stability issues. Continue Reading

Firefox – Minimal and Clean

By | November 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

Do you want to remove specific stuff from Firefox interface? Make it minimalistic look, light and clean? Well, you can do that.

Used Hide Caption by Ji Shiping, to hide the title bar. Cons: have to aim below the window control buttons to move the window; need a Mozilla Add-ons account to download. Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Firefox Turns 4

By | November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

4 years ago (November 9, 2004) Mozilla team released an open source web browser Firefox 1.0. Which as time passed by became one of the leaders in today’s browsers world.

Happy Birthday, Firefox. Enjoy your market share growth.