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Firefox 4 Beta 12 Builds Released. Are We There Yet?

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conceivablytech.com: The original plan called for seven betas. Then it was extended to nine and we are currently close to Beta 12. It may not be the last beta. Mozilla, are we there yet?

DownThemAll, Built-In Firefox Download Manager

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ghacks.net: DownThemAll is a built-in Firefox download manager that comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a download manager. The only difference to third party download managers is the need to keep the Firefox window open to process the download queue and download files that have been added to it.

quora answer #2: drm in webm

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  • quora answer #2: drm in webm
  • Mozilla font rendering fix
  • Firefox Extension Options Menu Add-On

Yet another delay hangs over release of Firefox 4

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla is bracing itself for yet more beta releases and possibly another delay of its Firefox 4 browser.

Mozilla slips 'Do Not Track' header into Firefox nightlies

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has uploaded a working prototype of its "Do Not Track" http header into the Firefox nightly builds.

Why Firefox 4 Will Never Pass The Acid3 Test

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conceivablytech.com: Mozilla has responded to complaints that Firefox 4 is not scoring 100/100 points in Ian Hickson’s Acid 3 web standard compliance test. Firefox 4 stands at 97/100 and is unlikely to improve its score.

12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

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maketecheasier.com: One of the most common applications people look for is a desktop email application. Thunderbird from Mozilla is a fantastic replacement for Outlook. Much like Firefox, Thunderbird can be customized with any number of addons. These are 12.

Mozilla’s ‘Home Dash’ is a Dashboard for Your Personal Web

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webmonkey.com: Mozilla Labs has cranked out an interesting new experiment dubbed Home Dash, a Firefox add-on that removes the standard web browser interface — the location bar, search bar and tabs — and leaves behind just a Firefox logo. Click the logo and you’ll be presented with a dashboard where your most-visited sites are found.

Firefox 4 Beta 10 Improves Stability, Uses Less Memory

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  • Firefox 4 Beta 10 Improves Stability, Uses Less Memory
  • How Writing Firefox Extensions Can Scare You Away From Them
  • Opera 11.01 RC2

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 10

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conceivablytech.com: Almost done. Mozilla has just released the tenth beta of its Firefox 4 browser.

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Education and Open Access

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  • Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability [Ed: same as below]
  • Open-Source Textbooks Gain in Push for College Affordability
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    Nature, the Lancet and many other medical publishers and researchers have announced that all Zika-related scientific articles will be published freely in the wake of the recent outbreak.