Mozilla Feels Remorse Over Keeping Mum About SSL Certificate Theft

By | March 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Mozilla Feels Remorse Over Keeping Mum About SSL Certificate TheftAttackers utilized genuine passwords and usernames to get a hold of nine SSL certificates on the 15th of March via a Comodo certificate reseller. What SSL certificates do is basically prove the authenticity of a site. The log-on websites affected were Yahoo Mail, Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s Hotmail, Skype, as well as Mozilla’s Firefox extension website.

Comodo revoked the certificates and brought the matter to the attention of Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft between the 15th and the 23rd of March. The breach of its reseller and the theft of the SSL certificates were announced on the 23rd of this month.
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

By | March 25, 2011 | 24 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5TomsHardware has posted a nice benchmark and compared some of the most popular web browsers. Unfortunately, Firefox 4 was not included.

Browsers
Google Chrome 10.0.648.134
Firefox 3.6.15
Internet Explorer 9
Opera 11.01 (build 1190) 51
Safari 5.04 (7533.20.27)
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Mozilla Keeps Track With The Questions

By | March 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Keeps Track With The QuestionsYou have probably already heard of Mozilla’s Are WeFastYet web site which keeps tracking the performance of web browser engines. Turns out, this site is not the only one.

AreWePrettyYet informs users about the future Firefox versions appearance while CanWeShipYet displays the number of blockers, which of course should be 0 (like it is now).

Thanks, Blake!

Download Google Chrome 11 Beta

By | March 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

Download Google Chrome 11 BetaWith the release of Firefox 4 and IE9 Final, Google has also made some changes and pushed a Google Chrome 11 build (11.0.696.16) to the beta channel.

What’s so great about this build?

It now includes the speech to text capabilities (see demo page), thanks to HTML5 speech input API.

Google Chrome 11 now also supports a GPU accelerated 3D CSS which will make at least some developers happy.

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Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

By | March 23, 2011 | 11 Comments

Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

Just last week, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours.

Well, it looks like Mozilla has doubled the numbers with 5 million Firefox 4 downloads in the same time period and has now passed 7 million downloads mark.

Firefox 3 on the other hand did even better and was downloaded more than 8 million times.

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Opera Mobile for Windows Mobile Discontinued

By | March 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

Opera Mobile for Windows Mobile Discontinued

Today is a sad day for all Windows Mobile 6.5 and 6 users, as Opera Software has decided to drop WinMo OS support and has no plans to release any new browser versions in the future.

According to Dag Olav Norem post, there were no new devices launched for quite some time and OS market share is shrinking fast.

As a result, Windows Mobile can no longer supply Opera Software with the revenue potential that would justify further investment.

Download Firefox 4 Final

By | March 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Although the final version of Firefox 4 web browser is yet to be announced, it’s already available on the official Mozilla servers and can be downloaded here.

Firefox 4 marks the end of slow release cycles as both, Firefox 5 and 6 are set for this year’s launch.

What’s New?
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Download Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11

By | March 22, 2011 | 10 Comments

As promised, Opera Software has released quite a few new versions of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers that include an enhanced user interface, session restore support and more.

Opera Mobile 11 is now available for Android, Symbian/S60, Maemo, MeeGo and Windows (not Windows Phone or Windows Mobile) platforms as well as Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mini 4.3 for J2ME devices.
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Mozilla: We Support 10 Year Old OS

By | March 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla: We Support 10 Year Old OSHate the web browser.

Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla’s director of Firefox web browser has criticized Microsoft for abandoning a 10 year old Windows XP operating system and releasing IE9 for Windows 7/Vista only.

He said:

For me, the most interesting thing is not the quibbling about what browser [boasts] full hardware acceleration. What surprises me the most is that acceleration is not available for Windows XP.

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Why Read Licence Agreement (Picture)

By | March 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Why Read Licence Agreement (Picture)

Via: Reddit