Category: Mozilla

Mozilla to Opera on EU Case

By | February 9, 2009 | 6 Comments

PCPro has published a mini interview with Firefox architect Mike Connor regarding the whole EU case against Microsoft.

What he mentioned was the fact the they don’t want Firefox to be bundled with Windows.

Some of the highlights from that story: Continue Reading

Mozilla to Join EU Suit Against Microsoft

By | February 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

The European Commission (EC) has granted Mozilla, the open-source collaboration behind the Firefox Web browser, the right to join its antitrust case against Microsoft, a spokesman said Monday.

The Commission, Europe’s top antitrust authority, charged Microsoft last month with distorting competition in the market for Web browsers by bundling in its Internet Explorer (IE) browser with the Windows operating system.

If the charges stick, then Microsoft could be forced to change the way it distributes IE, as well as pay a fine for monopoly abuse.

Read story.

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Mozilla Introduces Test Pilot

By | January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today Mozilla has introduced a new project called Test Pilot that will aim to build a representative sample of 1% of the Firefox users. Like it says, it will replace or compliment the tedious and for some users, the confusing feedback forms, so with fewer clicks, they hope it will increase the overall participation.

Here is the abridged overview:

• Develop and promote a formal Test Pilot program with a Firefox add-on at its core.
• The only things asked will be the geographical zone, technical level, locale, etc… and selecting to be anonymous or not.
• It will inform users about new experiments like overview, use cases, etc… and it will download the software if allowed.
• All participants will receive a “flight badge” displayed in their Test Pilot profile and available to embed on blogs, social networks, etc.
• It will gather only the data needed so it won’t slow down the browser nor your network.

Although it has not been launched, you can add or debate Test Pilot at discussion forum.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 19th

By | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Browser Wars

By | January 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

P.S. Not the newest data, but still worth a look.

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Browsers are Hot Again

By | January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

TechCrunch published an interesting article on the recent “Browsers are Hot Again!” panel. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera were invited.

Here is an excerpt from the article on their vision:

An audience question asked each of the panelists to describe the essence of each browser. The responses were varied. Microsoft’s Hachamovitch said his team starts with looking at what the user wants and building from there (and pointed to IE 8’s impressive feature list). Krogh from Opera said they wanted to supply a standards compliant browser for literally any Internet connected device. Google’s Pichal said speed (of javascript) was their primary goal (Hachamovitch then dubbed him “Mr. Speed” in a later comment). Mozilla’s Shaver said Firefox was about “putting the web first,” and creating a standards-compliant browser in as many languages as possible to ensure that no one was left out of the Internet.

P.S. Internet Explorer 8 RC is going to be released within few weeks.

Mozilla Drops Google in Firefox 3.1 and Tries Yandex

By | January 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

It looks like Mozilla is trying some other players as well. As for now, Firefox default search engine for Russian language users will be Yandex instead of everyone’s beloved Google.

According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in Russian Internet, based on the audience size and internet penetration. Continue Reading

Mozilla’s and Google Relations Gets Complicated

By | December 22, 2008 | 3 Comments

According to Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly, the things between Mozilla and Google became bit more complicated since the launch of Chrome.

“We have a fine and reasonable relationship,” John Lilly, Mozilla’s CEO, said in an interview last week. “But I’d be lying if I said that things weren’t more complicated than they used to be.”

Of course, when Google supplies 88% of the Mozilla’s revenue, word complicated fits here perfectly.

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Mozilla Launches Community Store

By | December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Mozilla has launched its Community Store which features various designs (but not all of them), originally submitted for T-Shirt contest which was not so long time ago.

You may order any of the designs available there or even create your own one. Once it’s approved by Mozilla team, it will be listed there as well.

Visit Community Store

Mozilla’s Financials; Planned Growth in 2009

By | November 28, 2008 | 1 Comment

In an email to his staff on Mozilla’s Financials which was sent on October 10, 2008, John Lilly also revealed its future expectations for the year 2009.

To summarize everything:

Mozilla intends to grow by 75 in 2009.
Mozilla is break even.
Mozilla believes Google Chrome could reach 7% market share next year.

For a full email, feel free to check this post.