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  • Internet Explorer Gains Browser Market Share Against Firefox, Chrome

    08/10/2010 3:16:49 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CRN ^ | Aug. 02, 2010 | Rob Wright
    Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT)’s Internet Explorer has staged a comeback in the browser war, reversing a trend of declining market share by posting two consecutive months of usage share gains against chief rivals Firefox and Chrome. For several months, Microsoft had been losing ground in the browser category. According to Web metrics firm Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s usage share numbers had been falling steadily for some time now; in September, IE had 65.71 percent of usage share last September, according to Net Applications, and had fallen all the way to 59.75 percent in May. But in both June and July, Microsoft’s browser...
  • (vanity) Is anyone else noticing that Freerepublic is loading very slowly?

    06/21/2010 10:25:36 AM PDT · by hecht · 59 replies · 3+ views
    for the last week or two it is taking a long time to load ( if at all) What gives?
  • FR Internet Activism Opportunity

    06/16/2010 7:08:07 PM PDT · by mnehring · 29 replies · 583+ views
    Everyone should be aware of the tool in Firefox called the WOT (Web of Trust). This is a tool that Firefox users can download to rate websites as safe or warn people if a website is malicious. This is a great tool to promote Conservative websites, such as Free Republic. The liberals, such as DU use this tool to rate down sites and get them blocked by search engines. We should try to counter this. It is also a good way to have other resources rated. Link to the Firefox tool: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456/
  • Shaved Bieber (New Firefox add-on Rids the Internet of Justin Bieber)

    05/27/2010 7:47:52 PM PDT · by tlb · 39 replies · 1,052+ views
    Fat Lab ^ | May 17, 2010 | Greg Leuch
    We’ve developed a series of innovative tools to help cover the lower regions of web pages from unwanted Justin Bieber content. Shave away those Bieber mentions on web sites with our bookmarklet, Firefox Add-on, or JavaScript files
  • Devious ‘Tabnapping’ Attack Hijacks Browser Tabs

    05/25/2010 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Gomez · 25 replies · 898+ views
    Traditional phishing attacks are reasonably easy to avoid, just don’t click links in suspicious e-mails (or, for the really paranoid, any e-mail). But Firefox Creative Lead Aza Raskin has found a far more devious way to launch an attack — by hijacking your unattended browser tabs. The attack works by first detecting that the tab the page is in does not have focus. Then the attacking script can change the tab favicon and title before loading a new site, say a fake version of Gmail, in the background. Even scarier, the attack can parse through your history to find sites...
  • Russia testing its fifth-generation fighter-jet

    05/01/2010 4:38:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 698+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/1/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Officials here said the Russian Defense Ministry has been overseeing development of a new fighter-jet for the Air Force. They said the platform marked a fifth-generation combat aircraft titled T-50 and designed for long-range attack missions. "Flight tests of the fifth-generation fighter are continuing successfully," Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. In a statement on April 20, Putin expressed satisfaction with flight-tests of the T-50. The fighter-jet completed its maiden flight, which lasted 47 minutes, in January 2010. The T-50 has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau in a project launched in 2002. In mid-2009, officials said, the Defense...
  • My ISP is by-passing Firefox's Location bar search

    04/28/2010 9:26:38 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 26 replies · 573+ views
    MozillaZine ^ | 27 April 2010 | Gothicawakening
    Hi All, I just got back from 10 days abroad and noticed my Firefox at home was acting oddly. My preferred way to go to many websites is simply to type their name into the location bar, and then let Google's "I'm feeling lucky" feature take me to the actual site. I realize this might not be the most conventional way to do it (sure, I could have bookmarks etc.), but it's they way I like to do it.. I also use KDE's Alt-F2 launcher to start programs. Today I noticed that this great feature of Firefox (combined with Google...
  • Firefox add-on disrupts Google data collection

    04/19/2010 1:16:59 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies · 833+ views
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 19 April 2010 | Jeremy Kirk
    A computer security researcher has launched a project designed to provide people greater privacy when using Google, as the company expands the scope of data its collects about its users. Advert Advert The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information when someone uses services that don't require an account, such as its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of Disruptive Studies. Google collects a vast amount of information about its users, said Marlinspike, who gave a presentation...
  • Firefox/Chrome Users: Get FR Tree View for Nested Threads on FR!

    04/09/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT · by Dan Nunn · 113 replies · 2,125+ views
    Some of you may know about this gem, but I want to make sure every Firefox and Chrome user knows about the beauty of FR Tree View. I'm not taking credit for it, I don't know which FReeper wrote the software. But it's amazing! It makes following long, nested threads much easier. See a screen shot here: Click to enlarge
  • Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

    04/06/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies · 742+ views
    The Register ^ | 5 April 2010 | Dan Goodin
    Firefox developers say they're close to plugging an information leakage hole that has plagued every major browser for more than a decade. The cascading style sheets history attack makes it easy for web masters to compile vast lists of links visitors have previously viewed. It exploits technology in virtually every browser that causes visited links to be displayed in purple rather than blue. Mozilla has classified the weakness as a bug since at least 2002. But fixing it has proved to be a vexing problem, largely because programmers didn't know how to close the hole without breaking key web functionality....
  • Mozilla discloses fixes to Firefox flaws

    03/26/2010 10:27:21 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 452+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | 25 March 2010 | Gregg Keize
    Mozilla patched more than one vulnerability in Firefox when it updated the browser to version 3.6.2 on Monday, the company confirmed today.A total of 10 flaws were fixed in Firefox 3.6.2, according to Mozilla's security advisory page, but details of others have been withheld until the company updates the older Firefox 3.0 and Firefox 3.5 browsers. Mozilla is scheduled to ship the updates, Firefox 3.0.19 and Firefox 3.5.9, next Tuesday, March 30.[ Earlier this week Mozilla issued the Firefox 3.6.2 update to fix a critical flaw in its browser. | Learn how to secure your systems with Roger Grimes' Security...
  • One Way to Fix Freezing by Firefox 3.6

    03/25/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT · by your local physicist · 10 replies · 693+ views
    3/25/10 | your local physicist
    If you're having trouble with Firefox 3.6 freezing up while you're trying to scroll down through a webpage, try going to the Firefox help page and update your Quicktime plug-in software to the latest version. That update fixed the problem for me. EOM
  • Mozilla swats Firefox zero-day bug a week early

    03/23/2010 10:18:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 4 replies · 360+ views
    The Register ^ | 23 March 2010 | John Leyden
    Mozilla has plugged a critical unpatched cross-platform vulnerability in Firefox a week ahead of its previously announced schedule. Firefox 3.6.2 fixes a flaw first discovered by security researcher Evgeny Legerov last month, and confirmed by Mozilla last week. The zero-day vulnerability - now identified as an integer overflow flaw involving the WOFF font decoder used by the latest version of Firefox - created a means for hackers to distribute malware via drive by download attacks from maliciously constructed sites, providing vulnerable marks were using Firefox version 3.6. Early versions of the open source browser do not use the vulnerable WOFF...
  • Attack code for Firefox zero-day goes wild, says researcher

    02/19/2010 10:40:03 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 47 replies · 1,245+ views
    The Register ^ | 18 February 2010 | Dan Goodin
    A Russian security researcher on Thursday said he has released attack code that exploits a critical vulnerability in the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser. The exploit - which allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code on end user PCs - triggers a heap corruption vulnerability in the popular open-source browser, said Evgeny Legerov, founder of Moscow-based Intevydis. He recently added it as a module to Vulndisco, an add-on to the Immunity Canvas automated exploitation system sold to security professionals. "We've played a lot with it in our labs - it was very reliable," Legerov wrote in an email to...
  • Help! Firefox has fallen and it won't get up!

    02/19/2010 7:12:03 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 47 replies · 996+ views
    Something has happened to the StickyZoom on Firefox. It was working fine (and a cool feature too), but now it's picked a few sites that don't work. I read some of the Examiner.com sites and keep a group that I read regularly in a folder, which I open all at once. The feature seems to keep a common remembered zoom for the entire domain, because when it was working, if I changed in on one Examiner page, it would change the initial zooms on the others to match. Anyway, now those preload at one zoom, and the first time I...
  • Problem with Firefox

    02/09/2010 1:05:19 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 31 replies · 987+ views
    February 9, 2009 | vanity
    I recently switched from IE6 to Firefox and now have a glitch which is rather annoying. I enter a reply message on a thread and click preview. I then get an error message stating FireFox could not find the link I was connecting to (there is no link in the message) or I was not logged on. I back arrow to the screen with the message entry and click preview again. This time it works and I am able to post the message. Any suggestions or hints on how to correct this problem will be greatly appreciated. Mike
  • Which is best - Firefox, IE or other?

    02/03/2010 8:35:01 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 94 replies · 1,377+ views
    Im getting tired of the errors and such on my IE browser. I hear Firefox is good... Any comments would be appreciated.
  • How do I get rid of there damnable lines in Firefox bookmarks??

    01/29/2010 11:11:53 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 17 replies · 1,477+ views
  • Firefox 3.6 Upgrade Question

    01/29/2010 8:46:46 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 30 replies · 1,128+ views
    Just updated our Firefox from 3.5 to 3.6. Am having a problem that we did not have before. When I get out of the browser and myself or someone else gets back on, we are still logged in to our email accounts as well as other accounts such as Facebook. I have tried everything but nothing is working to change this. Any comments or suggestions would be helpful. I did check under the options to not remember history, etc. when we exit the browser. Thanks!
  • WHY does Firefox hang?

    01/17/2010 6:55:54 PM PST · by EinNYC · 61 replies · 2,003+ views
    My computer! | 1/17/10 | EinNYC
    I am very frustrated with having to wait and wait and wait for each and every webpage I want to look at to load. Firefox (the latest version, whatever that is) hangs and hangs and hangs, with the progress bar oh-so-slowly filling, then you get the blue message box of death "Firefox can't find the server" and similar messages. If you keep clicking on the "try again" button, you usually get to where you want to go eventually, but it's like a salmon swim upstream. I should add that I have Kaspersky Internet Security running to protect my 'puter. This...
  • Aaaaack! Firefox follow-up.

    01/16/2010 2:56:04 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 29 replies · 1,080+ views
    Me. | Sat, Jan 16, 2010 | DGHoodini
    So, this is a follow up. To Recap, I had been having problems with Firefox freezing up on me, and the problem seemed to get worse with each new update. I tried several things, didn't work. I tried Apples browser, was nice in some wais, but had a pretty lame viddo player and no easy way to change it. I tried Opera, which was more robust in many ways, and allowed for a relatively easy substitution of WMP, for the default one, but had other features that weren't as good as Firefoxes, one being the rigid bookmarks A to Z...
  • Aaaaaaaack! Firefox is beginning to drive me up the wall!

    01/07/2010 2:00:33 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 112 replies · 2,384+ views
    Me | Thurs, January 7, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Is anyone else been having problems with Firefox freezing up on them? not shutting down? not responding? I remember when I first started using Firefox, it ran rock solid. I happilynupdated to newer versions when they became availiable. But over the last handful of versions, i've found that it has been freezing up and not reponding, with an increasing frequency. And with each new vwersion, it's mostly bug and security fixes.. but I just loaded up thne newest version today, and in less than a hour, I found myself, one again, having to use the task manager to shut the...
  • Firefox 3.5 wins top dog browser crown - sort of

    12/22/2009 7:31:06 AM PST · by CedarDave · 30 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | December 22, 2009 | Kelly Fiveash
    Firefox 3.5 trundled passed Internet Explorer 7 in the past few days to become, temporarily at least, the world's most popular web browser. According to analysis outfit StatCounter, Mozilla's latest browser just slipped ahead of Microsoft's surfing tool in the week commencing 7 December by grabbing 21.93 per cent of the global market. But it's of course worth noting that while Firefox might be top dog by version number, it's important to point out that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is also pulling in plenty of punters. So when all the stats are combined Microsoft's browser remains the clear winner with...
  • Firefox Help

    12/15/2009 7:43:44 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 18 replies · 794+ views
    I've noticed that I get different numbers of URL suggestions on different machines. On my main desktop, I get six, but on my laptop three, for example. Five or six seems about right to me, but I've looked and looked as well as Googled and can't find how to adjust the number of suggestions. And why do different machines have different amounts, especially if it's not adjustable? Is it a screen resolution thing?
  • Mozilla Firefox coming to Android

    10/19/2009 7:04:34 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 7 replies · 795+ views
    Engadget ^ | 10/19/2009 | Taylor Wimberly
    We had a feeling this was coming. Mozilla has finally confirmed they are bringing the popular web browser to the Android mobile platform. Om Malik had an interview with Mozilla CEO John Lilly and VP Jay Sullivan who shared their thoughts on Android. “Until recently, Android was Java, but they released Android NDK which uses C/C++ and that is what we program in, so we are now looking at developing Firefox for Android,” said Jay Sullivan, vice president of Mobile for Mozilla. Mr. Lilly explained the reason why we have had to wait so long. “Sure, we are behind, but...
  • A Tour Of A "Pay to Download Firefox" Site ( A real RIPOFF)

    10/26/2009 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 1,079+ views
    gerv.net ^ | Not supplied | Gervase Markham
    At Mozilla, we regularly get anguished emails from people who have paid to download Firefox, and have then discovered a) that it's actually free, and b) that it's very hard to get the company they paid to stop charging their credit card. For those who have never had the misfortune to visit one of these trap sites, I thought people might be interested in a walkthrough of the user experience.
  • Firefox Offers Warning About AFL-CIO Web Page

    10/21/2009 1:37:28 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 1,124+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-21-09 | Bob McCarty
    Sometimes, you find a nugget of truth on a web site that’s more valuable than anything the web site’s owner might intend to share with you. That was the case this morning when I visited the AFL-CIO web site. This video tells the story in just over a minute as does the story below.
  • Sneaky Microsoft plug-in puts Firefox users at risk

    10/20/2009 1:40:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,468+ views
    COMPUTER WORLD.com ^ | October 16, 2009 | By Gregg Keizer
    Thanks to a special freepmailer for pointing to this article. # SNIPPET: "Computerworld - An add-on that Microsoft silently slipped into Mozilla's Firefox last February leaves the browser open to attack, Microsoft's security engineers acknowledged earlier this week. One of the 13 security bulletins Microsoft released Tuesday affects not only Internet Explorer (IE), but also Firefox, thanks to a Microsoft-made plug-in pushed to Firefox users eight months ago in an update delivered via Windows Update. "While the vulnerability is in an IE component, there is an attack vector for Firefox users as well," admitted Microsoft engineers in a post to...
  • Mozilla Blocks Add-ons from Microsoft Because of Vulernability

    10/19/2009 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,375+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | October 19, 2009 9:29 AM | Shane McGlaun (Blog)
    Add-ons blocked because of serious security vulnerability for Firefox users. A war has been raging between different web browsers for a long time now. The two main combatants in the battle are Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Firefox from Mozilla. Microsoft is still in the lead in marketshare with IE, but Firefox is grabbing up a large portion of the market for itself. Firefox hit the one billion download mark in August and has 32% of the browser market while IE holds about 60% of the market. Mozilla and Microsoft are working together on a security flaw in some Microsoft add-ons...
  • Firefox security problem affects OS X, Windows, Linux

    08/17/2009 2:49:23 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies · 2,338+ views
    TGDaily ^ | Friday, August 14, 2009 08:36 | TG Daily Staff
    A site claims that there is a "fundamental problem" with Firefox updates using the OS X operating system. Linux and Windows operating systems are affected too. Paul Sture says that if you run as a non-admin user on OS X, Firefox grays out the check for updates menu item and doesn't automatically tell you when security updates are available. Firefox, he says, only allows Update Checking when you have write access to the Firefox application although most people do their daily work on a non-privileged account. He says he's pointed out the flaw to the Secure IT Foundation. There's more...
  • where did "show cookies" on the privacy tab of fire fox go?

    07/26/2009 6:40:06 AM PDT · by ken21 · 27 replies · 1,855+ views
    072609 | moi
    just installed a new download of firefox, but what happened to the "remove cookies" on the privacy tab? thanks.
  • Mozilla moves fast to fix security flaw

    07/18/2009 9:39:26 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,838+ views
    Mountain View, California - Mozilla has released an update to Firefox that fixes a security flaw discovered in the last week. The company has moved fast to make Firefox 3.5.1 available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download. It resolves a Just-in-Time (JIT) JavaScript compiler flaw in version 3.5 which left users at risk of memory corruption and malware infection. Last week, "SBerry" posted proof of concept code that exploited the way Firefox 3.5 processes JavaScript code when handling FONT tags in HTML. "In certain cases after a return from a native function, such as escape(), the...
  • Firefox now offering security update (3.5.1) for java script problem

    07/17/2009 2:21:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 1,960+ views
    07.17.09 | Perdogg
    Mozilla is now offering security update for the JavaScript error. Please get if you have not be prompt to do so.
  • Just Posted: "Stopgap Fix for Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole"

    07/14/2009 10:35:08 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies · 2,363+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2009 | Brian Krebs
    ... until Mozilla can ship an update to quash this bug, Security Fix is posting instructions to help readers protect themselves from this vulnerability.~~snip~~ Fortunately, there is a relatively easy fix for this that can be reversed once Mozilla issues a patch. To disable the vulnerable component, open up a new Firefox window and type "about:config" (without the quotes) in the browser's address bar. In the "filter" box, type "jit" and you should see a setting called "javascript.options.jit.content". You should notice that beside that setting it reads "true," meaning the setting is enabled. If you just double-click on that setting,...
  • Unpatched Firefox flaw lets fox into henhouse

    07/14/2009 9:47:04 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies · 2,154+ views
    The Register ^ | 14 July 2009 | John Leyden
    An unpatched memory corruption flaw in the latest version of Firefox creates a means for hackers to drop malware onto vulnerable systems. Security notification firm Secunia reports that the security bug (which it describes as extremely critical) stems from errors in handling JavaScript code. The flaw has been confirmed in the latest 3.5 version of Firefox, released in late June. Older versions of the popular alternative browser might also be affected, Secunia warns. Exploit code has been uploaded onto recently revived security exploit website milw0rm, a factor that could hasten the development of more attack code. Secunia advises Firefox users...
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Users Clamoring For Bug Fix

    07/02/2009 8:45:09 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies · 3,136+ views
    crn.com ^ | July 2, 2009 | Steven Burke
    "It's seriously bugged is what it is," posted Jeremy in a July 1 post on hothardware.com." "My Firefox load time went from a heartbeat or two to 50-60 seconds. First time, second time, didn't matter if it was pre-fetched or not. Numerous other people having the same issue as well judging from their forum. "I've seen the same issue on both on my Vista x64 machine and my XP machine at work," added Jeremy."I downgraded both and am back to happy browsing. Hopefully Firefox 3.5.1 hits soon and resolves whatever the issue is." TGDaily.com is reporting that Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1...
  • Q2 Cable Ratings: FNC Dominance; Up Across the Board; 10 Top Shows

    06/30/2009 12:32:50 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 3 replies · 1,230+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 6/30/09 | Mikey_1962
    Fox News Channel continued its ratings dominance in the just concluded second quarter. Compared to Q2 '08 FNC is up an astonishing 33% among Total Viewers and up 44% in the A25-54 demo in Total Day (Monday-Sunday). In primetime (Monday-Friday) the numbers are even more impressive: up 35% in Total Viewers and up 54% in younger viewers. FNC is on-track to have the highest rated year in the network's 13 year history. In primetime, Fox News has more Total Viewers and younger viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. Fox News occupies the Top 10 spots on cable news among Total...
  • Download the new Firefox 3.5 Web browser

    06/30/2009 1:04:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies · 3,082+ views
    Get your hot, fresh Web browser from Firefox today. Firefox 3.5, the latest version of the competitor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, was released today. Developed by open-source company Mozilla in Mountain View, Calif., Firefox has revitalized competition among Web browsers since the first version came out in 2004.
  • Firefox 3.0.11 fixes 67 bugs including bookmark corruption

    06/15/2009 8:04:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,885+ views
    zdnet. ^ | June 15th, 2009 | Ed Burnette
    The latest update to Firefox addresses 67 bugs and enhancements, according to Mozilla. 23 bugs were marked as “critical” or higher. (Coincidentally this was the same number addressed by the 3.0.9 update in April.) Nine potential security vulnerabilities were patched including 1 marked as “high” and 4 “critical”:
  • Mozilla to Fine-Tune Firefox for Multicore CPUs

    05/09/2009 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 1,707+ views
    PCWorld ^ | May 9, 2009 11:13 am | John E. Dunn, Techworld, Techworld.com
    Mozilla's developers have announced plans to add application multithreading to Firefox over the next two years, a feature already partially enabled in its main rivals, IE8 and Google Chrome. As well as allowing the software to take advantage of multicore microprocessors to boost responsiveness, the enhancement would also improve browser stability, the company said in a news blog on the subject.The unnamed project will happen in several phases, with the phase one 'bootstrap' due to complete by the middle of this July. Further phases will add and debug more complex elements of the new browser, with phase two due to...
  • Blocked Ads, Clean Conscience

    05/15/2009 11:15:20 AM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 16 replies · 1,683+ views
    Slate.com ^ | 14 May 09 | Farhad Manjoo
    Firefox's ad-removal tool is its most popular add-on. Now its creator wants to let you use it ethically. First, a confession: I read the Web without ads. For years now, I've been using Adblock Plus, a plug-in for Firefox that eliminates nearly every ad I encounter online. I understand the irony here; Slate and other publications I've written for make money from advertisements, so my blocking them is akin to an airline pilot siphoning fuel from his tank before he takes off. And now, by discussing the appeal of ad-blocking software in this column, you could say I'm making matters...
  • Windows 7 raises complaints from rivals: report

    05/07/2009 10:18:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 1,941+ views
    reuters ^ | May 7, 2009
    Microsoft Corp's next version of Windows is stirring fresh complaints of anticompetitive behavior from rivals who say the new version of the operating system gives unfair advantage to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, the Financial Times reported. "Our initial review suggests this is a blatant use of the Windows operating system to change the market dynamics of browser usage," Mitchell Baker, chairperson of Mozilla, developer of open-source Firefox browser, told the paper.
  • IE8 vs Firefox 3.5: The browser wars continue

    04/29/2009 9:55:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 74 replies · 4,235+ views
    Infoworld.com ^ | April 29, 2009 | J. Peter Bruzzese
    Features in Internet Explorer and Firefox run neck and neck. Will a victor emerge? It may come down to convenience.Every day I sit at my computer and open two browsers: Firefox and Internet Explorer (first 6, then 7 and, as of late, 8). ... Firefox opens my Yahoo and Gmail mail accounts. Internet Explorer is aimed at my banking and stock trading accounts. ... ... I made up my mind to drop Firefox altogether. [Then] Yesterday morning, I found out that Firefox released the 3.5 beta (4), and many features are the same as in IE8. IE8 has a feature...
  • 6 Reasons Why Firefox Dude May Want to Switch to Chrome

    04/21/2009 2:43:07 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 54 replies · 3,375+ views
    makeuseof.com ^ | Apr. 21st, 2009 | David Pierce
    6 Reasons Why Firefox Dude May Want to Switch to Chrome Apr. 21st, 2009 By David Pierce I did it. About a week ago, I took the plunge. I made Google Chrome my default browser, and now do almost everything within Chrome. I do miss Firefox every once in a while (after all, we were in a relationship for quite a while, and over a number of version changes), but I’m glad I’ve moved on. Chrome is only getting better – rolling out more features, making existing features work even better, and generally getting faster and awesome-er. Here are the...
  • Internet Explorer 8: What You Need to Know

    03/19/2009 7:28:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 2,522+ views
    pcworld ^ | Mar 19, 2009 | Ian Paul
    Internet Explorer 8 is moving out of beta: The final version will be available today at noon ET. The new browser is packed with new features and improved security features, and early reviews and impressions have been largely positive. I am sure many of you will want to get your hands on the new browser and maybe some of you are hoping to switch over to IE8 as your browser of choice. Whatever your motivations, here are 5 things you need to know about IE8's release today. Manual Download Only: You can only get IE8 by going to www.microsoft.com/ie8 or...
  • <title><font color="blue"><b>Give President Obama a grade</font></b></title>

    03/13/2009 12:12:54 PM PDT · by RubberChickenGirl · 901+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March, 13, 2009 | msnbc.com
    Frum's embrace of various liberal positions doesn't make him a dummy, or an unskilled writer, or someone who should be excluded from a necessary conversation among self-identified conservatives about the direction of their wayward movement. It just makes him rather hubristic to envision himself as a general giving marching orders, or as a pope issuing excommunications, to a movement he no longer has much use for.
  • Firefox 3.1 beta 3 "done," Firefox 3.5 beta 4 due April 14

    03/11/2009 8:16:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies · 2,305+ views
    ZDNet ^ | March 10th, 2009 | Paula Rooney
    Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 is done and beta 4 is slated to be released on April 14. That’s the latest from the Mozilla Firefox team, which held its weekly meeting on Tuesday. Q&A is expected to sign off on the long delayed beta 3 on Thursday and the beta 3 web page should be up and running tonight, a key Mozilla Firefox developer said. As expected, the team last week upgraded the code version number to Firefox 3.5. The new naming with appear when beta 4 makes its debut. The code freeze for beta 4 is planned for April 6,...
  • Security Advisory: Firefox 3.0.7 now available....

    03/05/2009 8:54:28 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 1,835+ views
    HardOCP ^ | Thursday March 05, 2009 | Steve
    Security Advisory: Firefox 3.0.7For all you alternative browser types out there, Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox (3.0.7). The latest updated fixes eight vulnerabilities, six of which are considered critical. Mozilla developers identified and fixed several stability bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these crashes showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. Comments
  • Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 code to freeze end of day March 3, Beta 4 now on tap

    03/05/2009 10:01:59 AM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies · 1,419+ views
    ZD NET ^ | March 3, 2009 | Paula Rooney
    Bugs or no bugs, Mozilla will freeze the code to the much delayed Firefox 3.1 beta 3 by the end of day. The number of P1 blockers is now in the single digits but that doesn’t mean the release candidate is around the corner. During the weekly meeting today, developers said a number of stubborn Javascript problems and other issues remain in the code, prompting the decision to go for a fourth beta. Others suggested that a possible version number change (Firefox 3.5) may be in order to reflect the scope (and time investment) of the update. Beta 3 was...
  • FR Related Vanity: AVG Crashed due to a FreeRepublic Cookie in FireFox 3.0.5

    01/30/2009 11:06:41 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 30 replies · 2,371+ views
    1/30/09 | me
    Here is what AVG reported: "Object name";"C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\l97pzuzg.default\cookies.sqlite:\freerepublic.com.99c35e71" "Detection name";"A file caused a crash of the scanning engine at address 774659c3." "Object type";"File" "SDK Type";"Core" "Result";"Object is in whitelist" "Action history";""