Google released the beta version of its Toolbar for Firefox v2 Thursday. Toolbar for Firefox works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows -- and in 16 languages, the company said. This new release includes feed integration with the Google Personalized Homepage and other feed readers.
Firefox now holds approximately 10 percent of the world browser market, removing the lock Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had held onto long after it gave up being near the forefront of browser innovation.
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ONE OF the lead designers at Firefox has hit out at comments by Microsoft employee John Carroll’s bizarre claim that Volish monopoly tactics helped the IT industry.
While it's always been an exemplary mail client, Mozilla Thunderbird has always desperately lacked one vital component - an integrated calendar. But finally there is hope for us ardent Thunderbird supporters. It's called Lightning, a new-born integrated calendar currently in version 0.1.
With the competition to find the best creative ideas to help advertise its aims in full swing, the Mozilla Foundation has revealed that it may screen a Firefox advert on national television or in cinemas.
The updated calendar extension for Thunderbird, Lightning 0.1, is on the streets. User reactions are upbeat, but they insist on more Outlook-like group scheduling and coordinating, as these users comments on the Lightning Suggestions wiki demonstrate:
The Mozilla Foundation is planning to use some of its millions of dollars in revenues to fund active members of its developer community, the organization said Tuesday.
In contrast to web browsers, e-mail and calendar applications have remained largely platform-centric. If you use Windows, chances are you also run Outlook. If you're on a Mac, you're probably using Mail.app or Entourage. Unix? PINE (just kidding).
With a few months since Firefox v1.5 had been released, the Mozilla developers have been quick to progress in the Mozilla v2.0 development tree. As the Firefox 2 development progresses, among the many goals Mozilla wishes to address include Really Simply Syndication improvements, redoing their tabbing support, and many other nifty features to come.
Developers at the Mozilla Foundation are readying the first alpha version of the Firefox 2 open-source browser, and could release it as early as Tuesday. The release includes a new "Places" feature intended to make it easier to find and return to recently visited Web pages.
It's the browser battle of the future: Some time in the next year or so, Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0 will battle head-to-head for the hearts and minds of Web surfers.
Official or not, it's out. Version 2.0 has a handful of new features. One of the more interesting ones is a new places menu, which is accessible from the bookmarks toolbar. Google's antiphishing tech is also planned.
Mozilla is about to gift us again with a faster, more stable and generically better Firefox major release.
When the Mozilla Foundation turns to the public for money, it happily assumes the mantle of a penniless public institution asking for charity. Over 10,000 FireFox fans drew deep into their own pockets to place an expensive two-page advertisement for the browser in the New York Times 15 months ago. But the Mozilla Foundation's commercial wing, Mozilla Corp., is awash with cash. Mozilla also claims tax-exemption for these payments!
In early February, Mozilla reported that its Firefox web browser had passed the 150 million download mark - but had to revise this statement due to mistakenly counted downloads of software updates. Now the counter has topped 150 million again and it appears to be official, even if Mozilla has not made an announcement so far.
The Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of the Mozilla Foundation, claims that despite the success of its various online applications, it is not focused on making profits but creating strong products.
An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google. The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year.
Since its inception, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation has remained active thanks to generous corporate backing and the hundreds of volunteers devoting countless hours toward building an open source browser. But little has been made of the company's revenue following the launch of the Mozilla Corporation -- until now.