Category: Mozilla

Mozilla Keeps Track With The Questions

By | March 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Keeps Track With The QuestionsYou have probably already heard of Mozilla’s Are WeFastYet web site which keeps tracking the performance of web browser engines. Turns out, this site is not the only one.

AreWePrettyYet informs users about the future Firefox versions appearance while CanWeShipYet displays the number of blockers, which of course should be 0 (like it is now).

Thanks, Blake!

Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

By | March 23, 2011 | 11 Comments

Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

Just last week, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours.

Well, it looks like Mozilla has doubled the numbers with 5 million Firefox 4 downloads in the same time period and has now passed 7 million downloads mark.

Firefox 3 on the other hand did even better and was downloaded more than 8 million times.

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Mozilla: We Support 10 Year Old OS

By | March 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla: We Support 10 Year Old OSHate the web browser.

Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox web browser has criticized Microsoft for abandoning a 10 year old Windows XP operating system and releasing IE9 for Windows 7/Vista only.

He said:

For me, the most interesting thing is not the quibbling about what browser [boasts] full hardware acceleration. What surprises me the most is that acceleration is not available for Windows XP.

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Why Read Licence Agreement (Picture)

By | March 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Why Read Licence Agreement (Picture)

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Firefox 4 to Release on Tuesday

By | March 17, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox 4 was originally slated for November of 2010, but after a dozen betas, the 22nd of March may be the final release date. That is the new release date stated by Mozilla anyway.

The current release candidate was labeled as good enough to ship as the final product on Wednesday by Mozilla developers. This contrasts with what Mozilla has done in the past, namely ship multiple release candidates until finally determining the shipping code. Firefox 3.6, for example, had two release candidates issued by Mozilla before reaching its audience more than a year ago.
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Users Advised to Update Graphics Drivers for Firefox 4

By | March 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

Firefox 4According to Mozilla, users will need to make sure that their graphics cards’ drivers are up to date if they wish to utilize hardware acceleration present in Firefox 4.

Benoit Jacob of Mozilla’s platform engineering team explained

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 28th

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

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Director of Firefox Leaves Mozilla

By | February 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Director of Firefox Leaves MozillaMike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Director if Firefox will be leaving company right after Firefox 4 Final release.

For around six years (sine Firefox 1.5), he has been leading development of the open-source browser and assures everyone that this wasn’t really an easy decision to make.

It’s not a choice I made lightly, I can assure you. I’m incredibly eager to see how Mozilla continues to evolve, shifting its strategy to the new world in which the Web is not just alive and thriving, but evolving and transforming daily

As for the future, Mike is planning to join Dug as product strategist.