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How Firefox Panorama and Aza Raskin will shape the Web

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Moz/FF When I visited the Mozilla offices in Mountain View, California, I met with three very important Mozillans. Together, they form the spearhead that drives both the creative vision and development of Firefox.

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More Delays For Firefox 4 Feature Freeze Release

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Moz/FF It appears as if Mozilla will not be able to finalize the crucial Firefox 4 Beta 7 release this month. Once more, Mozilla is delaying the release of the Beta that will have all features of the final version of Firefox 4.

8 essential privacy extensions for Firefox

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Moz/FF They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives, and it's definitely not acceptable to reveal them haphazardly. With hackers becoming ever more sophisticated, you have to take precautions.

Firefox 4 struggling to reach finishing line

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Moz/FF Mozilla may release an eighth beta of Firefox 4 before heading to Release Candidate, as the open-source developer struggles to get the new browser out of the door.

An Early Look At Firefox 4

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Moz/FF It is not really a big secret anymore that Mozilla is working on getting its Firefox 4 browser out the door, and we have had plenty of betas (six so far) of the evolving new browser. Here is our first impression.

Firefox 4 beta 7 dev going slow, RC1 not due until late October

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Moz/FF The Mozilla team is making progress on the next generation of Firefox but it may not be ready for prime time until the holiday season.

Mozilla Joins OIN

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  • Firefox maker Mozilla joins Linux group with IBM, Red Hat
  • Mozilla Joins Open Invention Network as Licensee

Firefox, Free my memory

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Moz/FF My fellow Antistress argued that I should be going back from Chromium to Firefox today. I replied, “Only when it starts up in less than 3 seconds and frees my memory when closing tabs”.

Pixlr Grabber, Firefox Screenshot Taking Add-On

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Moz/FF The free Firefox add-on Pixel Grabber makes it dead easy to take screenshots in the browser. How does it work? Simply right-click on a page, or click on the status bar icon to grab a screenshot of the whole page, custom or visible area.

Firefox 4 now with optimized session restore

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Moz/FF If you tend to have a large number of tabs open at a time, get ready to experiment considerably faster session restores thanks to cascaded session restore (CSR), an optimized approach that loads a limited number of tabs at a time (3 by default) when Firefox restarts.

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