It's long past time to bother telling anyone how much better than IE Firefox is. Faster, smaller, more responsive, with tabbed browsing and useful extensions galore. It's also lot more secure than IE, partly because it's open source, and particularly because it's not integrated with the underlying OS. Firefox's security bugs involve the browser only.
Most of the new features in Mozilla's Firefox 2.0 aren't readily apparent, even to a seasoned Firefox aficionado. Once a user digs a little deeper, however, the new tools and capabilities become more obvious. Phishing protection automatically investigates suspect e-mail, an enhanced search tool suggests additional terms and Session Restore can save the user after a crash.
Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7, Web measurement firms said that the new browser is simply being swapped out for older editions and hasn't had an impact on Firefox's continued climb.
FireFTP is probably one of the coolest plugins for Firefox I’ve ever seen. I’ve never liked gFTP; I find it slow, clunky and counterintuitive. Since I use Firefox at home and at work, the FireFTP extension is an absolute godsend.
Taking a quick break from posting about microformats, I would like to describe some ideas I had recently about the user interface of Firefox’s history.
Yes, Firefox takes a while when starting up for the first time. You can make it a little easier to wait while Firefox starts with Splash. This extension, developed by slyfox, presents a splash screen featuring Firefox globe logo and a progress bar.
In today’s Firefox 3 (code name Gran Paradiso) meeting, developers released a preliminary list of requirements for Firefox 3. The new target release date is sometime in the third quarter this year.
Tab Effect is a Firefox extension that provides transitional effect (similar to Xgl) when switching the tabs (Check the screenshot). It’s a cool idea and could open the door for the development of more 3D effects in the browser.
Propelled by the release of its Version 2.0 in October, the free Firefox Web browser saw almost a 50% increase in use during 2006, according to one Web measurement firm.
Sometimes you find yourself wondering why certain features are added to specific software. Take Firefox and Open Office as one such example. Both have a back-up feature that will give you an opportunity to recover from a computer crash, thus making sure any data loss is kept to a minimum.
Firefox might be free, but that doesn't mean Mozilla is in the poorhouse. Although some speculated on one, higher, figure, Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation, said that Mozilla made just under $53 million in 2005.
BLAKE ROSS, one of the key people behind the Firefox browser, says that he is losing faith in the antics of the search engine Google.
As you surf the Internet, you may not notice what Web browser you use. It's also likely you don't know your browser's specifics, its edition (version) or even how old it is. It's very likely you don't spend your evenings pondering ways to improve it. You probably know more about your toothbrush. Netizen spoke recently with Asa Dotzler, who works for Mozilla's community outreach efforts.
Firefox the open source browser from Mozilla is gaining ground on Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the UK according to the latest findings from Nielsen//NetRatings. They have increased their market share by 768 percent since September 2004. Firefox is the browser of choice for 12 percent of the UK.
After many months of development, Thunderbird 2.0 is almost ready to debut. The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0 last week, and I've been using it to manage my mail since then. The new release boasts tagging, history navigation, new mail alerts, improved extension support, and a number of other features. Thunderbird 2.0 won't knock your socks off with exciting new features, but it's a nice, gradual improvement over the Thunderbird 1.5 series.
Yup, new build is out and you grab latest version from ftp server. Bugs fixed so far for Firefox 184.108.40.206: 83 in total; 42 crashers, 3 memory leaks, 41 regressions, and 4 privacy-related bugs.
Mozilla, the developer of the free Thunderbird e-mail client, has taken a good program and made it better with the release of the version 2.0 beta 1. It is rare that a beta release is not buggy, clunky, and generally a mess -- especially when, as word has it, the developers are changing the code base -- but I was pleasantly surprised by its stability and the dearth of issues.
It's remarkable enough that the Internet has come so far that an ad about a browser isn't out of the ordinary, but it's even more remarkable that these ads were made by Firefox fans off their own back, and paid to air by the same.
Mozilla on Tuesday released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0, the open-source developer's next-generation e-mail client. It also pushed back the rollout of a Firefox security update by nearly a week.
Mozilla has officially released the first public alpha build of Firefox 3.0. Codenamed Gran Paradiso, Firefox 3 includes the new Gecko 1.9 rendering engine which leverages the open source Cairo rendering framework and features heavily refactored reflow algorithms that improve Firefox layout functionality and resolve some long-standing CSS bugs.