Category: Mozilla

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

FavBrowser.com

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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Mozilla’s 2009 Financial Statement

By | November 19, 2010 | 13 Comments

Mozillas 2009 Financial Statement

34% increase in revenue.

For the calendar year 2009, Mozilla reported revenue of $104 million, up 34% from the year 2008 $78 million.

According to the statement, a whopping 97% of Mozilla’s income comes from the search deals. Unfortunately, company did not disclose the percentage of searches it sends to each search provider.
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Firefox Celebrates 6th Birthday

By | November 10, 2010 | 6 Comments

Firefox Celebrates 6th BirthdayWith the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla has celebrated the sixth birthday of its beloved web browser.

Back in November of 2004, company launched the very first build of Firefox, which with the help of Google, enjoyed continuous market share for the years to come.

According to the latest report, it is used by more than 22% computer users worldwide.

Happy Birthday.

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 1st

By | November 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 1st

FavBrowser.com

HTML5: Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Google Chrome 8 vs. Firefox 4 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5
Today, we test five most popular web browsers to find out…

Shocker: Browser Ballot Screen Made Little to No Difference
When it comes to market share statistics, it looks like everyone’s…
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Firefox 4 Pushed Back to 2011

By | October 28, 2010 | 20 Comments

Firefox 4 Pushed Back to 2011

It looks like Firefox 4 won’t see the daylight this year, as Mozilla has pushed its release back into early 2011, company representative announced yesterday.

As discussed in today’s Firefox delivery meeting, release candidate builds are now scheduled to ship in early 2011, with the final GA release shortly after

According to Firefox 4 schedule (which may change at any time), Beta 7 release is targeted for early November and is followed by 3 more Betas.

Better safe than sorry.

Via: NeoWin
Source: The Register