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Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers

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linuxjournal.com: The latest wares of three popular browsing applications were released this week reflecting a changing Internet. Open formats are taking center stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out), security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the VP8 video format.

Browser Speed – Perception IS Reality

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lockergnome.com: It looks as though the people over at Mozilla Foundation are more than a little fed up with the fact that their software, no matter how it changes, has of late been perceived as slow, especially at start up.

Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension

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eff.org: Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere.

Does Firefox Have Cooties?

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  • Does Firefox Have Cooties?
  • Firefoxers howl as privacy add-on auto updates with 'bloatware'
  • The real Chrome threat to Firefox
  • New Firefox 4 ‘Minefield’ beta sports WebM video and tweaked UI

Firefox 4 sneak peek flaunts Google open video codec

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has turned out a Firefox 4 prototype that includes Google's newly open sourced WebM video format, while Opera has rolled the format into a developer build of its own.

Modifications to Mozilla Public License: Join the Party and Comment

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lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: The Mozilla Foundation has started the process of revising the Mozilla Public License (“MPL”) and has published the first drafts in the process. The changes are a welcome simplification to the MPL definitions and license grant.

Mozilla girds Firefox with 'hang detector'

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theregister.co.uk: The next version of Firefox will include a "hang detector" that automatically terminates plug-ins that quit talking to the outside world.

Also: Firefox 3.6.4 On The Verge Of Its Final Descent

Just in time for the World Cup: Firefox Cup!

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mozillalinks.org: 32 national teams are ready to “take the field now, unify us, make as feel proud…” at the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, and Mozilla is joining the celebration with the Firefox Cup.

The Epic War of Browsers

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Since Symantec released its report in 2005, Microsoft lobbyists have quoted the old document to make people believe that Internet Explorer is the safest browser today.

Firefox Ditches the Dialog Box

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webmonkey.com: Get ready to say goodbye to Firefox’s multitude of dialog boxes. Recent design mock-ups show Firefox moving toward an “in-content” look where settings, the add-on manager, themes and other “things which formerly appeared in dialog boxes” will now become just another tab in your browser.

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