Category: Mozilla

Web Browser Books

By | July 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Surfing Amazon today I came across something interesting. Believe it or not, there are actually books such as: “Opera for Dummies”, “Don’t Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox” and couple more.

Not sure if they are any good and why people would actually buy them (when you can find all the info on-line), but anyway: Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 – Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

By | June 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

Interent Explorer 8 - Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.

So let’s analyze the categories. Continue Reading

Opera Freedom = Mozilla Jetpack?

By | June 12, 2009 | 21 Comments

In case you haven’t heard yet, Opera Software is planning to launch/reveal their latest project called Freedom (at least that’s what the URL suggests).

Although it’s too early to speculate, especially when there is so little information revealed so far, we can still check few things while waiting. Lets begin with the logo.

Mozilla Jetpack
Opera Freedom = Mozilla Jetpack?
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Firefox Add-Ons Page Receives a Face Lift

By | June 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

Firefox Addons

In case you haven’t seen it already, Mozilla has updated their addons.mozilla.org web page design which now includes add-ons count in each category, few animations and other tweaks for a faster navigation.

Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

By | June 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

MacWorld.com writes:

Mozilla is readying a program that will allow companies to build their own customized browsers based on the next version of Firefox, which will be out in a few weeks.

The Build Your Own Browser program is a good fit for enterprises that want to create a customized browser that can be easily installed across multiple corporate desktops, said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla.

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Introducing Mozilla Jetpack

By | May 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

Introducing Mozilla JetPack
Mozilla Labs has recently introduced a new project called Jetpack which can enhance your browsing experience. So what exactly is it?

Jetpack is a new Firefox extension which basically ads a new programming interface (aka API), where coders can now add simple features to Firefox web browser. It also requires JavaScript, HTML and CSS knowledge only. Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Last Minute Submission (IE Case)

By | May 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft's Last Minute Submission (IE Case)Yahoo Tech Writes:

Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.

The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading

Windows 7 Raises New Antitrust Complaints, Report Says

By | May 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system is already drawing complaints from rivals that the OS gives the company’s Internet Explorer browser an unfair advantage. Mozilla and Opera have raised new concerns about Windows 7.

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Multi Processor Support Coming for Firefox

By | May 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Multi Processor Support Coming for FirefoxMozillaLinks:

Mozilla has started a new project to make Firefox split in several processes at a time: one running the main user interface (chrome), and another or several others running the web content in each tab. Like Chrome or Internet Explorer 8 which have implemented this behavior to some degree, the main benefit would be the increase of stability: a single tab crash would not take down the whole session with it, as well as performance improvements in multiprocessor systems that are progressively becoming the norm.

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Mozilla Considers Updating Policy

By | May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Considers Updating PolicyAfter the recent NoScript / AdBlock Plus battle (which is over), Mozilla Extensions Blog has proposed an update to its policy:

“Changes to default home page and search preferences, as well as settings of other installed add-ons, must be related to the core functionality of the add-on. If this relation can be established, you must adhere to the following requirements when making changes to these settings:

  • The add-on description must clearly state what changes the add-on makes.
  • All changes must be ‘opt-in’, meaning the user must take non-default action to enact the change.
  • Uninstalling the add-on restores the user’s original settings if they were changed.

These are minimum requirements and not a guarantee that your add-on will be approved.”

The author of NoScript (Maone) already agreed to these statements and released an update to its extension.