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Does Firefox Have Cooties?

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  • Does Firefox Have Cooties?
  • Firefoxers howl as privacy add-on auto updates with 'bloatware'
  • The real Chrome threat to Firefox
  • New Firefox 4 ‘Minefield’ beta sports WebM video and tweaked UI

Firefox 4 sneak peek flaunts Google open video codec

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has turned out a Firefox 4 prototype that includes Google's newly open sourced WebM video format, while Opera has rolled the format into a developer build of its own.

Modifications to Mozilla Public License: Join the Party and Comment

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lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: The Mozilla Foundation has started the process of revising the Mozilla Public License (“MPL”) and has published the first drafts in the process. The changes are a welcome simplification to the MPL definitions and license grant.

Mozilla girds Firefox with 'hang detector'

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theregister.co.uk: The next version of Firefox will include a "hang detector" that automatically terminates plug-ins that quit talking to the outside world.

Also: Firefox 3.6.4 On The Verge Of Its Final Descent

Just in time for the World Cup: Firefox Cup!

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mozillalinks.org: 32 national teams are ready to “take the field now, unify us, make as feel proud…” at the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, and Mozilla is joining the celebration with the Firefox Cup.

The Epic War of Browsers

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Since Symantec released its report in 2005, Microsoft lobbyists have quoted the old document to make people believe that Internet Explorer is the safest browser today.

Firefox Ditches the Dialog Box

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webmonkey.com: 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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conceivablytech.com: 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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betanews.com: 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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conceivablytech.com: 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

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  • NHS trusts are still using unsupported Windows XP PCs
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