With 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.
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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.
Today, MeFeedia has released an interesting piece of information.
By using data from more than 33 000 different publishers, they revealed what appears to be a pretty significant growth of HTML5 playback.
According to report, numbers have doubled in the last 5 months and as of October 2010, 54% of H.264 videos are now available for playback in HTML5.
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Back in May, 2010, John Lilly has announced about his decision to resign as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation.
Yesterday however, company has revealed its new CEO: Gary Kovacs, who is currently the senior vice president of mobile products at SAP and will be taking his role later next month, on November 8th.
According to reports, he was also a general manager of mobile at Adobe Systems.
In a plausible effort to strengthen Firefox community support, Mozilla has launched a new web site, called “Army of Awesome”.
Now, before you start packing your bags, here’s how it works:
- Mozilla tracks and displays all #Firefox mentions at Twitter
- In case of a browser issue, recruits may use their Twitter account and help those people out
Fair enough. However, while it sounds good on paper, there is one problem: it displays all the mentions, not highlighting tweets that may require your attention. To put it another way: a mess.
So, if you have a few minutes to spare, head over to Army of Awesome page and see it for yourself.
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