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Mozilla hires open-standards guru Celik

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cnet.com: Firefox parent company Mozilla Corp. has hired Tantek Çelik, a well-known figure in the developer and open-Web community, for the role of Web standards lead.

A hungrier, more aggressive Mozilla

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news.cnet.com: Mozilla's Firefox was born during a time when Microsoft's Internet Explorer had grown so fat and lazy that hacking off a massive chunk of its market share was almost a moral duty, one with a built-in fan club. "Anything but IE" was the mantra.

Should *Mozilla* Fork Firefox?

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computerworlduk.com: Apparently, there's an interesting thread over on a site called Quora about the future of Firefox. It's no longer put together by a small, agile team that can turn on a sixpence, but has developed a complex, global group of skilled and generous people collaborating in different ways and at different levels.

Hacks to Make Firefox Faster than Google Chrome

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junauza.com: I tried a few tweaks that significantly improved the speed of Firefox making it a little bit snappier than the latest version of Google Chrome when loading webpages.

Get Compiz-like 3D Effects In Your Firefox

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maketecheasier.com: If you are into eye-candy and are always looking for ways to impress your non-geek friends with 3D graphical effects, here is another one to add to your collection. FoxTab.

John Lilly to leave Mozilla

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john.jubjubs.net: I just announced internally that after 5 years at Mozilla, and a couple as the CEO, I’ve decided to leave later this year to join Greylock Partners as a venture partner.

Mozilla spills plan for, yes, Firefox 4

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has confirmed that the next major upgrade to its open source browser will be known as Firefox 4.0.

Open Source Browsers Continue to Grab Market Share

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ostatic.com/blog: According to Net Applications' data for browsers in April, Internet Explorer had 59.5 percent share, Firefox had 24.59 percent share, and Google Chrome had 6.73 percent share.

Firefox and the open web

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h-online.com: Firefox is the most popular and widely used free software application and boasts more than a billion downloads and more than 350 million users. The H discusses its history, present and future with Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

Can't Program, won't Program? Then Mash the Web with Mozilla's Ubiquity

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Like any other aspect of life the internet is awash with hype. And snake oil salesmen. It’s lure exceed the benefits those spam e-mails promise that inundate your inbox with offers of little blue pills to reach those parts of your anatomy other chemicals just can’t reach. However, sometimes the hype is not just, well, hype.

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