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Firefox 3.6.11 and 3.5.14 security updates now available

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.6.11 and Firefox 3.5.14 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest versions.

State of Firefox 4.0 on GNU+Linux

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Moz/FF So we've probably all seen the mock-ups for Firefox 4.0 by now, but has any of it been implemented? In the Windows version, yes. On the GNU+Linux version, partially. And it looks like it's going to stay that way. I'm going to show you what's different in the current development version (nightly 4.0b8pre) from 3.6.

Firefox 4 falling behind schedule?

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Moz/FF Mozilla has missed the scheduled date for releasing Firefox 4 Beta 7. The update was originally due in the last two weeks of September, but did not appear then or later.

Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 by the End of October

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Moz/FF If all goes according to plan, Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 could be made available for download by the end of October 2010.

Introducing New Mozilla CEO: Gary Kovacs

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Moz/FF We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed Gary Kovacs as our new CEO. His first day will be November 8th.

Please Mozilla, Let Me Disable Firefox Panorama

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Moz/FF I may be a bit old fashioned when it comes to changes in new versions of my favorite web browser Firefox. But Firefox developers lately seem to have concentrated much of their energy on making changes to the graphical user interface and the user’s interaction with the browser.

Firefox 4 beta review

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Moz/FF Firefox is catching up to Internet Explorer in terms of market share, having already passed it in features years ago, but Google Chrome is nipping at its heels. Can Firefox 4 restore its glory?

Firefox 4beta is Horrible

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speely.wordpress: It’s soooooo sloooooow. Every page takes longer to load in FF4b6. I don’t know how they messed that one up: Mozilla won’t win any speed awards for Firefox 4.

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

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Moz/FF Firefox is my default web browser, which can be mainly attributed to its amazing add-on support and customizability. The following list is my Firefox wish list, changes that I would like to see in the web browser.

Also: Firefox 4 vs. Internet Explorer 9 - Head on!

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