• Firefox 3 RC 2 review

    More than a year and a half in the making, at Release Candidate 2 stage, Firefox 3 is almost here and ready for the about 150 million current Firefox users and the millions to come, to lay their hands on its code and benefit of the dozens of new features and improvements aimed for a

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  • Firefox 3 Beta 5 is here, and reviewed

    Firefox 3 Beta 5, Gran Paradiso’s milestone #13 is here and the list of features and improvement it brings along is pretty long so let’s get started. Oh, for those following Firefox 3 development you may want to jump to the sections marked in green for what’s new in Beta 5. Performance Firefox 3 gets

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  • Firefox 4 Windows theme landing for Beta 1

    Firefox 4 will feature a significantly updated theme on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In the last few days significant pieces of the new user interface have started dropping in: The Firefox button (called Minefield in the development builds) gathers the most frequently used menu options in a single point. The button is now

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  • Third Firefox 3 RC to fix critical Mac OS X bug

    Mozilla developers decided today to spin a third Firefox 3 release candidate to ensure the next major update will meet users’ stability expectations. This time, the showstopper was identified and reported last week on Mac OS X versions of Firefox 3 RC 2. The bug causes Firefox to hang when loading the plugin database in

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  • Instantbird: Mozilla-based instant messaging

    Instantbird is a new instant messaging application that merges two powerful open source projects: XULRunner, the stand-alone version of Firefox browsing engine; and libpurple, the library that gives Pidgin its ability to connect to most of the existing instant messaging networks. The first development release, 0.1, provides the very basic functionality of what we have

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  • Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 is here

    On schedule, according to the latest estimate, Mozilla has released the first Firefox 3 release candidate. For Mozilla it means what says in the label: unless there is some major bug reported for this release, the “release candidate” part will just be dropped from the name and become Firefox 3 final. Otherwise, additional candidates will

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