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FireFox 4 Scaling Well

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davelargo.blogspot: There is always a period of time after you requisition hardware that you are a little nervous about performance. Very happy to report that Firefox is scaling very well and we have jumped over the magic number of 100 concurrent users in FF.

Firefox 4: A Review

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Moz/FF Popular web browser Firefox unveiled its newest iteration, dubbed ‘Firefox 4: Tecumseh’, free for download just last month. It introduced several new features, as well as several major improvements on already extant features like Tab Groups and App Tabs. Here’s a quick review.

Firefox developer to open San Francisco office

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Moz/FF Mozilla, the developer of the popular Firefox web browser, will open its first San Francisco office this summer, bolstering the city's growing renown as a technology hub.

Firefox needs heavy hitter Linux power

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Moz/FF In the past 20 years Linux has moved from Linus Torvalds' personal hobby to an industry-dominating force, reshaping the server, embedded, and mobile markets. Linux's growth wasn't fueled on the fumes of peace, love, and late-night pizza orders.

Why Firefox Rapid Release Schedule Is a Bad Idea

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Moz/FF Mozilla has committed to a more aggressive release schedule for the Firefox Web browser. There were nearly three years between the launch of Firefox 3 and Firefox 4, but Firefox 5 is expected to be introduced in a matter of months at the end of June. There are some benefits to the rapid release schedule, but also some potential pitfalls.

Also: Firefox 5 Preview – More Social, UI & Tab Updates

Firefox 4 Is Faster, Cleaner, More Secure

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Moz/FF The latest version of the open-source Mozilla Web browser has finally arrived and it is a welcome upgrade. Firefox 4 includes a revamped look and feel, faster performance, strong standards support, and enhanced privacy controls.

So What's Mozilla's Message on Messaging?

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  • So What's Mozilla's Message on Messaging?
  • Mozilla move Firefox to Chrome-like Versioning
  • New development channels and repositories for rapid releases
  • Firefox 4

Mozilla Accelerates Firefox 5 Release Schedule

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  • Mozilla Accelerates Firefox 5 Release Schedule, Versioning
  • First Firefox 6 build next week, Firefox 7 by May
  • Firefox 4: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Which Firefox Add-ons Slow You Down the Most?

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  • Ever Wonder Which Firefox Add-ons Slow You Down the Most?
  • Firefox 4 review – was it worth the wait?
  • Can Mozilla shame Firefox developers to do better?

Firefox 4 Tips and Tricks

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  • Firefox 4 Tips and Tricks
  • Use Firefox 4's "Awesome Bar" To Make Search Faster
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