We should will have Firefox 3 Alpha 6 release today and I am pretty excited about that. Alpha 6 will be the last release in “Alpha” series.
After Firefox 3 Alpha 6 release we should wait till the the next month (July) end in order to enjoy Firefox 3 Beta 1.
Waiting for the news…
As Mozilla told us, Firefox 18.104.22.168 will be the last release ever in the Firefox 1.5 series, in order to help Firefox 1.5 users update their browsers into Firefox 2.0 more easily, they have developed an easy update system to do that.
We are rollling major update starting this afternoon (Thu, June 28, afternoon PDT).
What? BlackBerry Browser??? That’s right. BlackBerry Browser is currently in development and it’s planned for BlackBerry Pearl 2 or so.
There should be some really cool features, well… Actually I know only one now which is really exciting, it’s a tabbed browsing.
Here are some screenshots of the BlackBerry Browser.
Althought it’s currently lacks of interface but looks promising. You may also vote in the ZDNet poll: New BlackBerry browser or Opera Mini?
If you are a big fan of Firefox this might be interesting for you. They will be adding new items to Mozilla Store (later in the summer). One of those are brand new design T-Shirts.
Yes, soon we will have a brand new design Firefox T-Shirts in the Mozilla Store.
I must say that they do look much better than those in the right (Firefox logo only) as they don’t concentrate just on the logo anymore (which says not much).
If you own a great Nintendo Wii device and haven’t tried Opera for Wii yet, make sure you try it now for free, as on Sunday it will cost 5 USD (500 Wii points).
You can do so many cool things with it. Watch Youtube videos, play flash games and just surf the net.
Learn more about Wii Opera powered browser here.
Want to protect your privacy? Stanford SafeCache extension for Firefox might be one of the ways to do that. This plugin can protect you against various cache-based tracking techniques.
It allows embedded content to be cached, but segments the cache according to the domain of the originating page.
After installation you will be able to Enable or Disable it.
It’s not much, but if you really want to do that, feel free and try this extension.
Opera Software is openning an office with around 10 employees in Sillicon Valley which should help them to expand business and manage the partnership in the US, as there are many big companies located in Silicon Valley, for example: Google and Yahoo.
This move should also help them to get more attention in the US among the web users and promote Opera web browser more aggressively.
Check their job listings if you are interested.
Firefox 3 (codename Gran Paradiso) will remember site preferences.
What does it means?
I am not sure if Firefox 3 Alpha 6 or Firefox Alpha 7 will be able to do that, but Firefox 3 final do that for sure and that’s a good thing.
I am just curious, why do you use Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape or any other web browser?
When you are using one or other browser? Do you use only one or more?
Send me an email to questionsATfavbrowser.com or just leave a comment in this web site with your answers. I will post some of them here so we could get main view why one or other browser is being used.
While all the companies are developing their “future” web browsers like Firefox 3, Safari 3, Opera 10, Netscape (not sure if they are developing version 10 or 9.5) Microsoft is currently working on their new project, as you know it’s Internet Explorer 8, codename IE.next.
According to Microsoft, we should see new IE.next Beta after Windows Vista Service Pack 1 release.
What can we expect from this new release? I am not really sure, IE7 started to show some web pages differently than IE6 did (web developers pain), but Microsoft said that new Internet Explorer 8 should render them as IE7 did (or they are trying to do that).
I still don’t think that it will be “a big bang” in web browsers world, it’s bit too late to catch that train now, there are so many great and much better browsers, but who knows… We are waiting.