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Firefox 3.6 beta set to ship next week

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla tentatively plans to release the first beta of Firefox 3.6 on 13 October. The open source browser maker is expected to spin out the next iteration of Firefox in November, and next week’s upcoming beta is understood to be the only test build.

Firefox 3.6 Aims to Bring Fullscreen, Open Source Video to the Web

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webmonkey.com/blog: Current developer builds of Firefox 3.6, expected to arrive later this year, now include a fullscreen option for movies embedded using the HTML5 video tag.

Watch YouTube Videos in Cinema Style in Firefox

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howtogeek.com: Do you like watching lots of videos at YouTube but are tired of the small video size and abundant background clutter? Now you can enjoy watching those videos in cinema style with a simple Firefox extension.

Enhance Firefox with SmarterFox

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linux-mag.com: Work smarter, not harder. It’s a good motto, and one that applies well to SmarterFox, an extension for Firefox that makes common tasks much easier to perform.

Mozilla coders join Palm, apparently jabbing Apple

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cnet.com: Two prominent Web-based programming advocates have left Mozilla for Palm, arguing that the time has come to use browsers to bypass Apple's controlling role in mobile applications.

The Firefox in the Win House?

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exportlawblog.com: Last week an obviously confused reporter at internetnews.com reported that Mozilla had received a letter from BIS stating that downloads of its open-source encryption source code by Iranians was not a violation. But that’s not what happened.

Hands-on: Thunderbird 3 beta 4 hatches with improved search

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla Messaging has announced the availability of new Thunderbird 3 beta release. This version introduces an impressive new search feature with a timeline visualization and powerful interactive filtering support.

WebGL support makes first appearance in latest Firefox 3.7 nightly builds

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downloadsquad.com: Google Chrome and other WebKit-based browsers aren't the only ones getting improved 3D graphics handling capabilities. As of September 18th, Firefox trunk builds include support for WebGL.

Mozilla Firefox Cleared of U.S Export Rules

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internetnews.com: Mozilla's top lawyer explains why the 'no-violation' letter is a major milestone for open source and the First Amendment.

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