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Firefox Ditches the Dialog Box

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Moz/FF Get ready to say goodbye to Firefox’s multitude of dialog boxes. Recent design mock-ups show Firefox moving toward an “in-content” look where settings, the add-on manager, themes and other “things which formerly appeared in dialog boxes” will now become just another tab in your browser.

Mozilla Delays Firefox 3.6.4

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Moz/FF Mozilla has changed the release date of Firefox 3.6.4 as well as 3.5.10 from June 1 to “early June.”

Mozilla opens up more on Firefox 4: Content Security, WebGL coming

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Moz/FF A newly published Mozilla developers' page characterizes Firefox 4 -- whose first public betas may be only a few weeks away -- as feature-laden.

Mozilla Unleashes a Rather Disappointing Firefox 3.6.4 RC

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Moz/FF Version 3.6.4b6 is officially described as the RC preceding the final released and integrates out of process plug-ins as well as OpenGL 2 hardware acceleration for full screen videos, but

Firefox 64-bit builds coming for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

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Moz/FF It seems Mozilla is getting ready to finally provide 64-bit versions as part of its core set of Firefox releases.

Firefox 3.6.4 release candidate available for testing

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Moz/FF The release candidate build of Firefox 3.6.4 is now available for download and public testing. This version fixes issues found in the previous beta of Firefox 3.6.4.

Mozilla prepares coders for Firefox 4 features

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Moz/FF It was with delight that I read these words on Thursday: "The proposed IndexedDB standard, which provides a local database store for Web applications, will be supported by Firefox 4."

Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video

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  • Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video
  • VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8
  • WebM - The New Open Source Codec on the Block

Mozilla hires open-standards guru Celik

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Moz/FF Firefox parent company Mozilla Corp. has hired Tantek Çelik, a well-known figure in the developer and open-Web community, for the role of Web standards lead.

A hungrier, more aggressive Mozilla

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Moz/FF Mozilla's Firefox was born during a time when Microsoft's Internet Explorer had grown so fat and lazy that hacking off a massive chunk of its market share was almost a moral duty, one with a built-in fan club. "Anything but IE" was the mantra.

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