In an open source world that's increasingly straying from idealistic roots in a bid to lure venture capital money, the Mozilla Corporation is something of a standout. Its mission: to make the Internet a better place.
Barring more bugs, Firefox Beta 2 will release Thursday, Mozilla Corp. developers reported after a weekly status meeting held Tuesday.
As Mozilla prepares for the October release of the next version of Firefox, the group is facing its biggest challenge yet: Going mainstream. Firefox's share of the market, however impressive, has been flat after rapid growth in 2004 and 2005. Analysts say that's because Mozilla has largely reached the natural Firefox constituency—hip college students, Microsoft haters, and tech geeks.
All the focus these days seems to be on Firefox extensions. Web Developer this, FlashGot that. But what about Mozilla Thunderbird? Here are five super extensions for the open source email client.
Mozilla has accepted Microsoft's offer of help towards ensuring interoperability between Firefox and the upcoming Vista operating system.
There are approximately 40 bugs in the under-construction Firefox 2.0 Beta 2, and about 100 that need to be addressed before the final version goes out the door, Mozilla says.
Firefox, an open source browser, now holds 11.3 percent of the global market, up from 9.5 percent in January. Microsoft, still in the lead, commands a strong 83.6 percent, yet has fallen from 85.3 percent since the start of the year.
Firefox has signed a distribution agreement with Real Networks after hitting the 200 million download mark, but analysts believe it should be doing more
Mozilla has passed the 200 millionth download of Firefox, and has taken the opportunity to thank its most fervent fans for their work in supporing the open-source Web browser.
How many tabs can you fit in one Firefox 2.0 window? While not as culturally stimulating as the Tootsie Pop question, it is nonetheless one of the new features explored in this mini-review of Firefox 2.0 Beta 1.
Mozilla Corp. on July 26 started urging Firefox users to install a newly released version of the browser, v184.108.40.206, which includes some essential security fixes.
Firefox 2.0 is available in Beta now. Don't install this if you have extensions you need; few are ready to work with this yet. As usual, expect that there can be bugs and unfriendly behavior.
A beta version of Firefox 2.0, the open source browser taking the Internet by storm, was released late last week and it is fast becoming my preferred browser. Here I'll look at just a few of the changes and new features that really make this browser work for me.
The Mozilla Foundation is offering to "immortalize" people's names in the code of Firefox, if they manage to persuade a friend to download its Web browser before Sept. 15.
The just-released beta of Firefox 2 may disappoint those who expected a major overhaul, but it adds a variety of useful features that make it a must-have upgrade for Firefox users, including anti-phishing filtering, better RSS handling, a built-in spell checker, and more advanced tab handling.
Review: eWEEK Labs' tests show that Version 2.0 of the browser will be a worthy upgrade, but competitors—including Internet Explorer 7—are inching ahead.
It's a new day for Mozilla. Only a few days after OneStat reported that its Firefox Web browser has reached nearly 13% market share worldwide, the open-source software development organization this morning released Beta 1 of Firefox 2.0. With this release, Firefox devotees will be widely testing the next version of the browser.
The Mozilla Foundation has released a beta version of Firefox 2, the next major version of its Web browser.
The first beta version of the Firefox 2.0 browser could be released as soon as today, according to a note posted to Mozilla's Web site. This much-anticipated release will be made no later than the end of this week, and no sooner than Tuesday. Here are a couple of articles and a bunch of screenshots to ease the wait.