With Firefox 2.0 out the door last week, Mozilla is turning its attention to version 3.0, with a goal to deliver the new browser about this time next year.
"The trademark and copyrighted icon were not created by the community. Firefox and its icon was created by the Mozilla Foundation in private, as a brand used for official releases as a sign of quality." I think I understand what Mike is trying to say here, but this sentence is far too easily misinterpreted.
This month Microsoft and Mozilla released new versions of their Internet Explorer and Firefox internet browsers. Surprisingly, Firefox seems to be leading early on in the download race, and it's been more of a hit with the critics.
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If you expect every software update to bring an arsenal of shock-and-awe technologies, prepare yourself now for disappointment with version 2.0 of Firefox (as well as with IE7 and Opera 9). But if you realize what artisans and engineers have known for millennia—that improving and refining what you have beats feature bloat—this is your browser.
Tapping once again into the collective talents of the open-source community, the new Firefox 2.0 Web browser is unambiguously a success. This said, it breaks little genuinely new ground.
Sure, you can use the plain vanilla Firefox, but even though Firefox is already a gazillion times easier to use than IE, not to mention more reliable, adding selected extensions increases its power and adds functionality that you didn't even realize you wanted. In my opinion, Firefox extensions are awesome.
The switch to Ubuntu has had it’s ups and downs. But one annoyance I had was the un-styled ‘widgets’ in Firefox look like *ss. I found one person who customized it a little bit to work with Linux. I made a couple minor tweaks and repackaged it and am now sharing with all.
Apparently, people loves them some Firefox. Within 24 hours of the official launch on Tuesday, there were over 2 million people using Firefox 2, and we were seeing a peak rate of more than 30 downloads per second from our website.
Firefox ver 2.0 was released a few days back and naturally it is loaded with a host of new features some of them prominent and many more rather subtle. I found this new version to be a huge improvement from the older 1.5.x version which is bundled with most Linux distributions. These are some of the new features in ver 2.0 of Firefox which I found really interesting.
Rob Reilly files his review of Firefox 2.0: "The two big things I liked in the edition include enhancements to tabbed browsing and an embedded spell checker. Version 2.0 also has an updated add-on manager that consolidates the add-on extension and theme functions..."
A day after shipping Firefox 2.0, Mozilla on Wednesday largely rebutted two claims of security flaws in the latest version of the Web browser.
Mozilla is pushing ahead on work and planning for its next two major browser releases, Firefox 3.0 and 4.0. Firefox 2.0 was just released yesterday. Firefox 3.0 is currently being developed under the code name Gran Paradiso and the current alpha release is code-named Minefield.
Firefox 2 is immediately available for Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems as a free download. The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.
This afternoon Firefox 2 will be officially launched. In anticipation of the unveiling, here is an in-depth interview with Chris Beard (Mozilla Vice President of Products). Subjects discussed in the interview include the growing enterprise usage of Firefox, the importance of user experience and security, Mozilla's theory behind Web feeds and a little about the future of the browser.
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Although still not announced officially, tarballs are beginning to hit the mirrors. This release was expected to be announced tomorrow. Get yours HERE.
I love technology, but I'm fanatical about only a few things high-tech. Firefox is one of them. The Web browser has always been an underdog to Microsoft's market-dominant Internet Explorer, but Firefox is vastly superior in features and usability. That's why it's my fave browser.
Mozilla will release the latest version of its browser, Firefox 2, on Tuesday, the company said Friday.