Since its formal launch in 2004, Mozilla's free Firefox browser has won plaudits from industry and academic experts, who say it is safer and more user friendly than Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The endorsements and security improvements have helped Firefox eat into Microsoft's near monopoly. Industry analyst WebSideStory says 9 percent of all American Web surfers are now using Firefox.
Amino has said that it will integrate the Firefox browser into its award-winning range of IPTV set-top boxes. Firefox, recently reported to be approaching a 13% share of the Internet browser market on PCs, will be adapted to provide consumers with a clear television interface, wholly different from the web-user experience of the current software.
We are happy to announce the winners in our Extend Firefox Contest! Many thanks to everyone who entered and everyone who helped spread the word about the contest. The winners are as follows:
The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 1.5 blew away the competition to take the top award in the Enterprise Linux category in the Datamation Product of the Year 2006 awards.
The longer you use Firefox, the more little things you'll collect that make your online life easier: bookmarks (known as "Favorites" to recovering Internet Explorer users), a History file listing sites you've visited, saved login names and passwords, and so on. Firefox puts almost all of this information, along with your extensions, browser plug-ins, cache and configuration files, in one place: your profile folder.
An attempt to bring Firefox-style tabbed browsing of e-mail messages to the upcoming version 2.0 of Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client has come to a standstill.
Mozilla Corp.'s lead engineer isn't worried about Microsoft's upcoming Internet Explorer 7, but instead is focusing on getting the next version of Firefox out the door.
Firefox's appetite memory has some users up in arms, but one of the its developers say they may misunderstand a caching feature.
Ben Goodger claims to have the clue About the Firefox "memory leak". He states, "What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature."
I got involved with Mozilla because I loved the idea of working on something that had the potential to make an impact on millions of people. My friends and I lived in our browsers, so there was also a tangible payoff for contributions that made it into a shipping Netscape release.
The Mozilla Foundation has selected the 17 finalists for the Extend Firefox competition out of 200 entries. Spanning eleven categories, judges are looking for extensions that are "innovative, useful, and integrate with today's Web services".
Volunteers update the former Mozilla Application Suite to combine a browser with e-mail, chat, and Web design tools, just like old times.
While Firefox and Thunderbird are the poster children of open-source Internet application success, the program suite they sprang from, Mozilla, was reborn Jan. 30 under a new name: SeaMonkey.
The Mozilla Corp. says people who installed the beta versions of Firefox 1.5 and then used the auto-upgrade system to move to the final release automatically got version 22.214.171.124, a minor update scheduled to ship before the end of the month.
The open source browser Firefox has been rated alongside Google, Apple and Starbucks as one of the most powerful brands in the world in 2005, according to a study published on Monday.
Firefox 1.5 has been downloaded more than 20 million times since its late November release, Mozilla Corp. announced Tuesday.
Mozilla Firefox has achieved an market share of over 20 percent in Europe, according to the latest figures released by French Web metrics firm XiTi.
Wait just one goll-darned minute, a Web measurement company said Thursday as it refuted a rival's recent take on Firefox's market share.
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"Firefox is very close to hitting a critical mass of 10 percent, which could mean a more rapid adoption rate," Vince Vizzaccaro, NetApplications executive vice president of marketing and strategic relationships, said in a statement.