firefox

Mon
07
Jan
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AOL Axes Netscape

Although it has held on for a long time, the Netscape browser will pass into the great digital afterlife early this year. Tom Drapeau, Netscape's Director, announced in a blog post that AOL will discontinue product support for Netscape Navigator on ... February 1, 2008. After that Drapeau recommends Navigator users switch over to Mozilla Firefox, the popular open-source web browser on which Netscape is based. (Source: netscape.com ) Netscape was a popular browser until Microsoft released Internet Explorer, setting off the so-called 'browser war'. IE eventually won that battle, and Netscape was ... (view more)

Fri
04
Jan
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'Port Forwarding Tester', and '15 Must-Have Firefox Tricks'

PORT FORWARDING TESTER The port forwarding tester is a utility used to identify your external IP address and detect open ports on your connection. This tool is useful for finding out if your port forwarding is set up correctly or if your server ... applications are being blocked by a firewall. It is important to note that some ports, such as port 25, are often blocked at the ISP level in an attempt to prevent malicious activity. http://www.yougetsignal.com/openPortsTool/ 15 Must-Have Firefox Tricks How to tweak, hack and bend Firefox to your will. http://computerworld.com/ (view more)

Thu
06
Dec
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Microsoft & Mozilla Row Over Browser Security

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, have dismissed a Microsoft study claiming Internet Explorer has fewer security problems. The study was produced by Jeff Jones, a Microsoft security researcher. He compared the publicly-announced ... problems of both new and old versions of both browsers. His figures say that in the past three years, Internet Explorer has had 87 'vulnerabilities' (potential security problems that need fixing), while Firefox has had 199. He also found that Microsoft was improving security at a quicker pace; looking at vulnerabilities for each version of a browser in ... (view more)

Tue
20
Nov
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Firefox Exploit Leads to Gmail Break-Ins

A security loophole in the Mozilla Firefox web browser has been identified, which may make Google user accounts vulnerable to exploitation by potential hackers. Using cross-site scripting protocols, individuals may be able to access private ... information without the knowledge of their victims. This vulnerability was first brought to the attention of internet junkies by Petko D. Petkov, a.k.a 'pdp', founder of the GNUCITIZEN group. His investigation led to the discovery of the Firefox exploit, which is not currently detected in rival web browsers. (Source: gnucitizen.org ) The issue arises from ... (view more)

Tue
14
Aug
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'Hacking Firefox: The Secrets Of About:Config', and 'File Search'

Hacking Firefox: The Secrets Of About:Config Many of Firefox's settings aren't exposed through the Tools -& Options menu; the only way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article, we'll explore some of the most useful Firefox ... settings that you can change on your own and that aren't normally available through the program's graphical interface. http://computerworld.com/action/ File Search This application allows one to search files on your computer fast using rules very similar to those used in popular Internet search engines. It is possible to not only list words or parts of ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jul
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Mozilla Reschedules Firefox 3 Release

Although the first official Firefox 3 beta release was tentatively scheduled for late July, the timeline has been pushed back as a result of performance regressions and the need for additional front-end development time. "We are driven by quality, ... not time. We want Firefox 3 to be something that we are all proud of," said Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla's vice president of engineering. "The Firefox front-end has had significantly less development time than the platform and has yet to have the opportunity to innovate on top of infrastructure built for places, password manager, and others. So we'd ... (view more)

Wed
25
Apr
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'Ultra Vnc', and 'Reduce Firefox Memory Usage'

Ultra Vnc UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It ... means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location. http://www.uvnc.com/index.html Reduce Firefox Memory Usage This article gives you simple steps to optimize your PC memory usage. http://www.zolved.com (view more)

Wed
11
Apr
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'Optimizing Firefox', and 'Gcpuid'

Optimizing Firefox Optimizing Firefox is a collection of best picks shortcuts, speedups, and extensions for Mozilla's Firefox web browser. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/optimizing-firefox/ Gcpuid GCPUid is a program that can detect what CPU you have, ... the CPU speed, Multiplier and bus speeds, what revision the CPU is, and what manufacturing process was used to create that specific processor. GCPUid also has support for motherboard monitoring (if you have Motherboard Monitor 5 installed), and also includes some OS and system information. http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/apps/ (view more)

Tue
27
Mar
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'Set Firefox To Allow 10 Simultaneous Downloads', and 'Remote Desktop Connector'

Set Firefox To Allow 10 Simultaneous Downloads Just like Internet Explorer, Firefox has a default to only allow you to download only 2 items at the same time. Changing this, is not as simple as going into your Preferences and changing a setting. ... http://www.fixmyxp.com/content/view/203/129/ Remote Desktop Connector Connect remote machines with IP address using a Google desktop gadget (requires Google Desktop). http://desktop.google.com/plugins/i/remotedesktop.html?hl=en (view more)

Thu
07
Dec
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Novell Partners Again; This Time with Red Hat and Mozilla

It started with just Novell and Microsoft. If you haven't been reading along, the two companies recently joined forces in order to root out the many programming issues lying between Linux and Microsoft Windows. And although that relationship has had ... some rocky moments (mostly as a result of MS' patent infringement allegations), Novell is bridging out once, again. This time it's joining forces with Red Hat and Mozilla programmers in an attempt to avoid problematic technical boundaries between Firefox and Linux. Some Red Hat programmers have gone so far as to refer to the stability of Linux as ... (view more)

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