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Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 Available for Testing

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Gran Paradiso Alpha 4 is now available for testing. New features in this development milestone of Mozilla Firefox 3 include the FUEL JavaScript library for extension developers, a redesigned Page Info window, improvements to offline application support and Gecko 1.9 bug fixes.

The road to Firefox 3

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Mozilla developers have updated the Firefox 3 (Gran Paradiso) development release schedule providing details on what to expect on each of them. Most notable change is that milestone releases will be now date based, with monthly releases, a departure from the when ready basis that has ruled since I can remember.

10 Useless Firefox Extensions

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Just a few short years ago, Mozilla's Firefox browser was a grassroots upstart, struggling for its share of the browser market. Today, it's a serious threat to the once-omnipotent Internet Explorer's throne. One of the reasons for Firefox's success is the ability to customize the browser through extensions.

The Two Most Useful Search Tricks I Know

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I use these all day and every day. One of these tricks allows you to do a search quickly in Firefox. The other trick allows you to narrow searches down to a particular site.

Mozilla extends Firefox 1.5 support

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Mozilla seems to be having a hard time pulling the plug on Firefox 1.5.

After today, the open-source group planned to stop shipping security and stability updates for Firefox 1.5 but now I'm hearing that support has been extended to the middle of May.

Firefox: Necessity Or Necessary Evil?

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After today Mozilla will no longer be maintaining Firefox 1.5 — Firefox 2.0 has arrived. But even as Firefox continues to move forward some users are starting to worry about the future of the popular web browser.

End of the line for Firefox 1.5 support

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Six months after Firefox 2.0 was released, Mozilla is now ending support for Firefox 1.5.

Firefox - End of the road for 1.5Today (April 24th) is the final day of official support for Firefox 1.5, so if you haven't upgraded yet, it's time to do so. Figures indicate that Firefox 1.5.0.x users accounts for about 40% of the total Firefox user base, so there are plenty of people let to upgrade.

Firestorm project to add BitTorrent capability to Mozilla Firefox

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We already have BitFox project going on which aims to make it easier for Mozilla Firefox users to download files through the BitTorrent network.

Now, another project named Firestorm has started with the same aim. This new software add-on is being developed as part of a Senior Software Engineering project at Penn State University.

5 reasons not to trust Microsoft near Firefox

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Microsoft has never made much secret of the fact that keeping rival browsers down is a key part of its business plan.

UNLV Firefox users get help

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The University of Nevada Office of Information Technology has announced, with great fanfare, its decision to offer technical support for the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. This week, the Student Computing Support Center on the second floor of the Student Union has been hosting an open house to promote Firefox.

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One of the most exciting developments in the open-source Intel driver space this year was the Iris Gallium3D driver taking shape as what's destined to eventually succeed their "classic" i965 Mesa driver. With Iris Gallium3D maturing, here's a look at how the performance currently stacks up to their mature OpenGL driver. The Intel Iris Gallium3D driver is designed for Skylake (potentially Broadwell too) support and newer generations while being a forward-looking driver and utilizes their mature NIR compiler support. Iris holds much more performance potential than their classic Mesa driver albeit the developers haven't really taken to performance optimizations yet but rather getting the driver up and running, eliminating test suite failures, and getting to the point of feature parity with the i965 driver. Read more