firefox

Tue
06
Nov
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Mozilla Fumes Over Microsoft Browser Ballot Glitch

Microsoft is being accused of failing to display a court-mandated option screen that would allow users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to select their own Internet browser. Although Microsoft has already remedied the issue, the problem has ... apparently caused Mozilla to lose millions of potential Firefox users. As a result of a European Union antitrust settlement, Microsoft had agreed to present new Windows users with a screen that allowed them to choose a different web browser instead of (or in addition to) Internet Explorer. Microsoft offered the choice screen to new and existing Windows ... (view more)

Fri
12
Oct
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Mozilla Fixes 'Critical' Firefox Flaw

Yesterday Mozilla's security chief told users to stop using the latest edition of his company's browser. Michael Coates said the first release of Firefox version 16 contained a serious security flaw. Fortunately, hackers were unable to exploit the ... flaw and Mozilla has since offered a solution to the problem. The problem was particularly serious because Firefox users may have unknowingly upgraded to the new edition. Mozilla uses background updates, so security patches and new editions are downloaded and installed without user control or approval. Most of the time this isn't a problem. In this ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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'Mozilla Firefox 15.0 Final', and 'PDFCreator 1.5'

Mozilla Firefox 15.0 Final Get to your favorite sites more quickly by adding Mozilla's new Firefox 15 web browser. Once it's installed, you simply type your search term into the new location bar (called the "Awesome Bar"). Its autocomplete function ... will include possible matches from your browsing history, bookmarked sites, and open tabs. http://www.mozilla.org PDFCreator 1.5 Using the absolutely free software tool PDFCreator, you can now create professional PDFs with just a few clicks of your computer mouse. Besides helping you to create better-looking documents, this program also ... (view more)

Fri
31
Aug
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Firefox 15: Memory Flaws Gone; Performance Improved

The latest edition of Mozilla's popular web browser, Firefox 15, is getting solid early reviews. In addition to fixing a notorious memory problem, the new version offers better support for games and music, and eases the update process. For many web ... users, Firefox is the world's best browser. It built that reputation by offering usability features not seen in other browsers. It has also suffered fewer security problems than rival browsers like Internet Explorer, from Microsoft. Over time, however, Firefox has lost a lot of market share to a newer entry in the market: Google's Chrome. One of ... (view more)

Wed
04
Apr
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Windows 8 Interface at Heart of New Firefox

Mozilla has unveiled the first version of a new browser specially tailored to work with Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), Windows 8. The new edition of Firefox utilizes the Metro interface, which is expected to become a central element of ... the new Windows 8 user experience. The Metro feature is primarily designed for effective use of touchscreen devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers, and any PCs that incorporate a touchscreen display. The Metro interface is most notable for displaying information in special "tiles" that can easily be moved around on the screen and ... (view more)

Thu
01
Mar
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'Codeit HTML Editor.Net 1.17', and 'Mozilla Firefox 11.0 Beta 4'

Codeit HTML Editor.Net 1.17 Codeit HTML Editor is a small and easy-to-use application that will help you edit and preview your HTML files. Users can also create HTML files and later use them as templates for their web-oriented projects. ... http://www.benjamin-simpson.com Mozilla Firefox 11.0 Beta 4 Here's an opportunity to install a trial, or "beta" version of Firefox, the popular web browsing software, and tell the software's developers what you think of it. After you download and install this beta version, you can experience the latest performance, customization and security ... (view more)

Mon
02
Jan
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Firefox 9 Released, Offers Major Speed Boost

Mozilla has released the latest version of Firefox, its popular web browser. The firm claims that this latest edition, Firefox 9, performs significantly faster with its new JavaScript engine. Available simultaneously for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ... Android, Firefox 9 showcases the JavaScript "Type Inference" enhancement that Mozilla has been developing for the past 12 months. With the new JavaScript code, a browser that visits web sites which make heavy use of JavaScript (such as Facebook, iGoogle, many game websites, etc), the pages should load significantly faster and with less ... (view more)

Wed
28
Dec
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Firefox Receives Three More Years of Google Funding

Google has renewed its deal to be the default search engine for the Firefox browser, providing Mozilla a major financial boost. But some suggest Microsoft bargained for that same slot, and ponder the implications for the search market. Google's ... contract for Firefox's default search engine position was worth $89 million in 2009 and $103 million in 2010, about 85 per cent of Mozilla's revenue. Experts believe Mozilla's other licensing deals, grants, and donations from users would produce nowhere near enough income to keep the browser well supported and updated. That may explain why it is asking ... (view more)

Wed
07
Dec
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Google Could Pull Plug On Firefox

Mozilla's Firefox is in the news this week and not for any positive reasons. The web browser slipped to third in the market behind Google's Chrome, and there's speculation a major financial backer of the browser may pull out. If so, that could be ... the end of the popular web browser. News on market share comes from Statcounter, which tracks visitors to about three million websites and collates this data to provide credible estimates of online usage. Google Chrome Usage Up 550% in 2 Years The company's figures for November show that Google's Chrome is used by 25.69 per cent of people worldwide ( ... (view more)

Mon
31
Oct
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'Firefox Portable 8.0 Beta 5', and 'CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.4'

Firefox Portable 8.0 Beta 5 Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. For help ... getting Firefox Portable up and running, visit Firefox Portable Support. http://portableapps.com CPU Speed Professional 3.0.4.4 CPU Speed Professional will accurately benchmark your PC processor speed. It uses software records and reviews thousands of processor speeds which are added daily to the worldwide CPU ranking website. The CPU comparison ... (view more)

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