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Browser wars: IE vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. Opera

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networkworld.com: All eyes are on Google's Chrome browser as it battles Mozilla's Firefox in a tight fight for the No. 2 position behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is holding onto its market-leading share of the desktop browser market.

Mozilla puts Firefox on a memory diet

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extremetech.com: Firefox’s single largest consumer of RAM, its JavaScript engine SpiderMonkey, is going on the mother of all diets.

The Fickle Fate of Firefox

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pcmag.com: Over the past year, all I've been hearing about is Chrome this and Chrome that. It renders better. It's faster. It's slicker. Now people look at me like I'm crazy if I tell them that I'm using Firefox.

Firefox partners with The Evil Empire

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zdnet.com: Mozilla, has joined up with Microsoft to make a special version of Firefox that uses the Bing for its default search engine and home page.

Firefox 8 Beta: Visual Tour

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informationweek.com: Ever since Mozilla first announced that they, like Google Chrome, were moving to a more frequent upgrade cycle for their Firefox Web browser, there has been a lot of controversy and complaints, especially from business users of the browser.

Firefox 8 Beta: Better Controls For Add-Ons, Tabs

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informationweek.com: Recent new versions of the browser have featured mostly under the hood changes and no new visible features for users. But that looks to finally change with Firefox 8.

Which Browser Has Your Back? That Would Be Firefox

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pcworld.com: Hard on the heels of recent reports that Google's Chrome browser may overtake Firefox by year's end, Mozilla on Monday released its annual “State of Mozilla” report including rosy financial results and a discussion of its efforts moving forward.

Mozilla: Rising revenue, but rising challenges

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  • Mozilla: Rising revenue, but rising challenges
  • Firefox Boounce, Switch Search Engines Effortlessly
  • Mozilla postpones Firefox 3.6 update plan
  • Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs On The Fate Of Firefox In A Mobile Era
  • Stop Firefox from Greying Out URLs in the Navigation Bar
  • Firefox 8 to slurp updates silently

The current (and poor) state of Firefox

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen pulls no punches with his thoughts on the current release of Firefox. Will bugs and bloat bring the flagship open source browser to a screaming halt?

Also: Mozilla aims to add silent updating to Firefox 10

Firefox 9 Features, Changes

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  • Firefox 9 Features, Changes
  • Mozilla releases Firefox 7.0.1 to fix add-on issue
  • Mozilla releases demo of Gladius game engine
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