Category: Upcoming

RockMelt Beta 4 Coming Soon, New Reading Experience

By | September 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

RockMelt Beta 4 is to be released sometime in the next few weeks and will bring with it several new features, one of which being called Social Reading.
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Consumers Can Go For Fewer Firefox Releases

By | September 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

Consumers Can Go For Fewer Firefox ReleasesUsers and developers cited a number of reasons why consumers might want to use the less frequent Extended Support Release (ESR) builds that were announced recently. These include problems with extensions unable to keep up with the six week cadence, and a desire for fewer updates on machines they support for family and friends.

The ESR Firefox may also be just “good enough” for many users, one Mozilla developer argued.

The reason I expect a lot of users to switch to these ESR builds is not because they want extensions to work or because of any one issue that we can fix in the future. It’s simply because Firefox works ‘good enough’ right now and they don’t want to have to deal with change. – Cheng Wang on the mozilla.planning.dev discussion group

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Mozilla Suggests Slower Firefox Release Pace For Enterprises

By | September 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla Suggests Slower Firefox Release Pace For EnterprisesRemember how Mozilla rejected the faster Firefox release schedule (it was posted yesterday)? Well, here’s a new proposal and it goes like this: the Firefox release pace for enterprises is to be significantly slowed down. This should make corporate IT quite a bit happier.

If the proposal is adopted, Mozilla will deliver a new version of Firefox to enterprises every 30 weeks. That is five times slower than to consumers. During each 30 week stretch, Mozilla would issue only security updates for the browser. In addition, each enterprise edition would be supported for an additional 12 weeks after the release of its successor, assuring companies 42 weeks of support for each version. Continue Reading

Mozilla Rejects Faster Firefox Release Schedule

By | September 22, 2011 | 10 Comments

Mozilla Rejects Faster Firefox Release ScheduleA pitch to accelerate Firefox’s rapid release schedule even further i.e. shipping a new version every five weeks, was rejected by Mozilla. The proposal, made by Mozilla engineering manager Josh Aas last week, would have cut weeks from the current scheme.

Moving to a five week cycle would mean a fix going into mozilla central would get to users three weeks faster. That’s a big deal. It’s an upgrade in responsiveness that we can’t afford to pass on if we can pull it off. - Josh Aas, Mozilla engineering manager, on the mozilla.dev.planning forum

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Internet Explorer 10 New Feature, Screenshots

By | September 13, 2011 | 22 Comments

Internet Explorer 10 New Feature, Screenshots

From Microsoft’s BUILD Conference.

As BUILD conference continues, here are some of the screenshots we took during the Internet Explorer 10 mini preview running the Immersive UI.
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Maxthon 3: Feature for Fans!

By | September 13, 2011 | 30 Comments

Maxthon 3: Feature for Fans!That’s how it should be done.

Here comes something exciting for all the Maxthon fans. In an effort to thank its users, China’s most popular web browser asks you to decide, what should be implemented next?

Here are all the available options:

- Lock Browser
Lock the browser to let others unable to see your web pages when you leave.
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Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

By | September 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

With the upcoming addition of Type Inference, a new JavaScript type inference engine for Firefox 9, Mozilla has recently included its benchmark results in the AreWeFastYet web site.

According to the source, Jaegermonkey with TI enabled scores well above its predecessors and even manages to beat Google Chrome in the SunSpider JavaScript test.
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Firefox To Receive New Download Manager

By | September 13, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox To Receive New Download Manager

Potentially in Firefox 9.

The latest nightly builds of Firefox web browser now includes a new download manager, which can be accessed via icon or simply by tapping CTRL+J keys.

As seen in the screenshot above, it looks like Mozilla hasn’t just implemented a yet another icon. Instead, users will be able to see download progress and its estimate without accessing the mentioned download manager.

Via: Geek.com

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript Performance

By | September 7, 2011 | 35 Comments

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript PerformanceExciting times ahead.

Good news for all the Firefox users and bad for its competitors, the upcoming Firefox 9 release will offer a significant JavaScript performance increase.

According to various reports, the latest Firefox 9 nightly builds score up to 32% more in JS benchmarks when compared to Firefox 6 and it’s not even finished yet.
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IE Will Drop Under 50% By Mid 2012

By | September 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

IE Will Drop Under 50% By Mid 2012

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will lose its place as the majority browser next summer, according to statistics published by Web metrics company Net Applications.
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