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September 28, 2011

Mozilla puts Firefox 7 on memory diet, patches 11 bugs

Mozilla yesterday patched 11 vulnerabilities in the desktop edition of Firefox as it upgraded the browser to version 7.

The company has batted a thousand so far in its rapid release schedule: Firefox 7 marks the third consecutive upgrade that Mozilla has met its every-six-week deadline for a new version of the browser.

August 15, 2011

Firefox 6 ‘Released’ Two Days Early

Itching to get your hands on the next major revision of Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser? The official release for Firefox 6 is scheduled for this Tuesday, but Mozilla has already thrown up the installation files on its FTP for industrious and impatient users to download and install. Here are the links for the WindowsMac, and Linux versions of the browser: Have at it! (more…)

August 1, 2011

Mozilla Designer’s Mockups Give A Glimpse At The Future Of Firefox


November 15, 2010

Firefox 4 regains speed mojo

Beta 7’s new JagerMonkey compiler puts Mozilla browser in No. 2 speed spot

Firefox 4 Beta 7 is about three times faster than the older 3.6.12, and lags behind only an alpha of Opera 11 in JavaScript speeds. Smaller results are better.

With the release of Firefox 4 Beta 7, Mozilla returned to near the top spot in browser performance rankings.
According to tests run by Computerworld, the new browser is about three times faster than the current production version of Firefox in rendering JavaScript, and lags behind only Opera among the top five browser makers. (more…)

October 27, 2010

Firefox zero-day under attack at Nobel Prize site

Malicious hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser to launch drive-by download attacks against visitors to the Nobel Prize website.

July 9, 2010

Firefox 4 beta 1 is a smart-looking, snappy performer

Firefox's new look includes tabs across the top of the screen

With greater speed, a sleek new interface and a few tricks up its sleeve, Firefox 4 may be on track to regain the browser crown.

The just-released first beta of Firefox 4 takes some smart design ideas from Chrome, mixes in a few of its own and throws in a few new features and snappier performance. Add these benefits to Firefox’s existing world-class library of add-ons, and Firefox just might leapfrog other browsers and become the best of the bunch — if the beta keeps progressing along its current positive path. (more…)

July 1, 2010

Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser

Bob Sutor, IBM Software Group:
I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that. I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and more rarely still do I talk about IBM’s internal policies about software use. This entry is different, and gives you a bit of a view inside the company. (more…)

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February 24, 2010

Next Firefox to drop Mac OS X 10.4 support

A new announcement from Mozilla on CNET:
Mozilla has officially decided that the next major version of Firefox will require
at least Mac OS X 10.5 when running on Apple computers.

“We believe a Mac OS X 10.5 minimum will allow us to provide the best experience possible to our users,” Mozilla Mac programmer Josh Aas said Tuesday in a mailing list announcement. Firefox is built on a browser engine called Gecko, and the upcoming version 1.9.3 will have technology for Mac OS X 10.4 and before removed, he said.

The recently released Firefox 3.6 works on Mac OS X 10.4, aka Tiger. Mozilla will support it for some months after the browser’s replacement version is issued, which means 10.4 support should continue into 2011. (more…)