Category: Mozilla

WebGL: Flight of the Navigator

By | December 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here is an interesting take on WebGL + Audio API that was developed by Mozilla volunteers.

The whole demo world has been completed by using canvas element with a WebGL context while models, animations and 3D structures were created with Lightwave.

Visit demo page.

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 27th

By | December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 27th

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Internet Explorer is the Best Browser
A picture.

Now Open This With…
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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

By | December 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 20th

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Free Xbox Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

Internet Explorer 9 RC
Latest build is 9.0.8048.6000 (101209-2300).
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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

By | December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 13th

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Free Xbox 360 Slim
We are giving away Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console…

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities
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Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping Websockets

By | December 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Firefox 4 and Opera Dropping WebsocketsFrom useful to dangerous.

It looks like Websockets aren’t so great after all (at least in the short term). According to Mozilla and Opera posts, both companies will be disabling support for such technology until serious security flaws are fixed.

Mozilla said that Firefox 4 Beta 8 will be the very first release to do so, while Opera has not yet commented on version specifics.

Recently, Adam Barth has shared a security study findings that raised a red flag for the current state of Websockets protocol.
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Your Browsing Habits Revealed

By | December 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Your Browsing Habits RevealedExposes all sorts of weird data.

Mozilla team has conducted a survey that aims to learn more about the user browsing habits.

About the survey

Test duration: 7 days
Test type: Global
Versions covered: Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6, Firefox 4 Beta
Data submission: 527,817 test sets submitted in November 2010.

Results
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Points Increase for ask.FavBrowser.com

By | December 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

Points Increase for ask.FavBrowser.com

Just a minor update here, until the end of 2010, you will earn more activity points on the ask.favbrowser.com web site.

100 points for registration
10 points for asking a question
15 points for the best answer
3 points for selecting the best answer
3 points for answering a question
1 point for a daily visit

Don’t forget. You can redeem points for a bunch of cool prizes, so head over to ask.favbrowser.com and pick your Christmas gift right now.

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XP

By | November 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Firefox 5 and Hardware Accelerated Canvas for Mac OS, Linux, XPHardware acceleration is great if you are running Vista or Windows 7 machines. However, when it comes to XP or other operating systems, you won’t be able to experience the very best of it.

What’s the solution?

Joe Drew, the developer of Firefox web browser is considering writing a hardware accelerated backend to canvas, possibly in collaboration with other browser maker (you are welcome to join).

As he said:
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Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

By | November 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unwanted Firefox Plug-Ins

Asa Dotzler, the Director of Community Development at Mozilla Corp. has raised a fair question:

Why do I have these plug-ins in Firefox? I don’t think I ever asked for any of them

There are quite a few plug-ins that make little to no sense, for example:

Why would Firefox ever need a Google or RockMelt Update? Furthermore, why is it okay to install all this malware for the big guys like Apple or Google?

P.S. They are enabled by default.

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

By | November 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 22nd

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Microsoft Caught Cheating in the Sunspider Benchmark
Oh boy, here we go again.

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7 Released
Screams for more performance.
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