Category: Mozilla

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

By | May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 17th

Thanks to Android, Ichann, Nox and Tiago Sá for links.

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Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEO

By | May 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Boom! John Lilly Steps Down as Mozilla CEOIt’s been barely two years since John Lilly became a CEO of Mozilla Corporation, and as it appears, he won’t be staying in this position any longer.

Mitchell Baker, the former CEO of Mozilla Corp has published the following announcement:

“Sometime this year John will step down from his role as CEO at Mozilla to join the venture firm Greylock Partners, returning to his original plan of investing. John will remain on the Board of the Mozilla Corporation. And he will also remain at Mozilla during the transition. The timing of this announcement — just as we begin a formal search for a new CEO — is to make this process more open than is generally the case and is a reflection of the uniqueness of Mozilla as a public benefit organization dedicated to openness and participation in Internet life.”

John Lilly has wrote a post about his decision as well.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

By | April 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

By | April 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 12th

Google Bundles Flash to Chrome

By | March 30, 2010 | 5 Comments

Google Bundles Flash to ChromeAfter some rumors floating around, it’s now official. Google has announced its partnership with Adobe and its plans to integrate Flash player into Chrome browser. In fact, latest dev build already offers that.

Adobe, Google and Mozilla are also working closely together on the next generation browser plug-in API, which is set to address “the shortcomings of the current browser plug-in model”. Continue Reading

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari Hacked

By | March 25, 2010 | 20 Comments

Pwn2Own: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox and Safari HackedAs first day at Pwn2Own hacking contest nears its end, web browser results are in.

Just like last year, Apple’s Safari 4 on Snow Leopard 10.6 was hacked first, as Charlie Miller set up a remove exploit.

Interment Explorer 8 has fallen next, after a successful Peter Vreugdenhil four layer attack on Windows 7. Continue Reading

German Government: Stop Using Firefox

By | March 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

German Government: Stop Using FirefoxBack in January, German government urged users to start using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.

Well, due to security vulnerabilities (that were fixed in Firefox 3.6.2), they asked users to stop using Firefox as well, at least until patch is released.

So here you have it: start using Firefox, then stop, and now… Start using it again…

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks and Ichann for the news tip.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

By | March 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 15th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Dels, mabdul, nobody and Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.6 Reaches 100 Million Downloads

By | March 13, 2010 | 4 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Reaches 100 Million Downloads
Back in January, the final version of Firefox 3.6 was released. Now, few months later, Mozilla reports that web browser has already been downloaded more than 100 000 000 times.

Download Firefox 3.6.

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Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot Screen

By | March 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Tweaks Browser Ballot ScreenAs ballot screen was pushed at the beginning of March, various users started noticing anomalies behind random browser order.

For some reason, it would favor Google Chrome, increasing its chances to be first, second or third in the list.

As a result, Microsoft has tweaked random order algorithm, which solved this issue. Unfortunately, no more details were provided.

“We can confirm that we made a change to the random icon order algorithm in the browser choice screen for Europe. We are confident the algorithm change will be an improvement. As always, we are grateful for the feedback we get from developers, and we thank those who commented on the topic and suggested changes,” said Microsoft’s Kevin Kutz.

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