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  • Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 released(your contributions would be appreciated)

    09/10/2005 2:50:07 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Mozilla Foundation ^ | Mozilla Foundation
    # Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved. # Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance. # Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs. # Improvements to popup blocking. # Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut. # is added to the search engine list. # Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery,...
  • Firefox 1.5b1 released

    09/09/2005 2:12:14 PM PDT · by Panerai · 8 replies · 822+ views
    MacCentral ^ | September 09, 2005 | Peter Cohen
    The Mozilla Organization has released Firefox 1.5 beta 1, which they describe as “the first Beta release of our next generation Firefox browser.” Firefox is the Web browser that’s made a splash across Mac OS X, Windows and Linux operating system platforms for its speed, privacy and security capabilities, support for tabbed browsing, customizability and other features. It’s free to download and use. Known as “Deer Park” in its early development, the new version of Firefox features automated update capabilities, faster browser navigation, drag and drop reordering of tabs, improvements to popup blocking, a “Clear Private Data” feature, the addition...
  • Mozilla Foundation forms for-profit corporation

    08/03/2005 7:35:41 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 6 replies · 356+ views
    NewsForge ^ | 2005-08-03 | Mozilla Foundation press release
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August 3, 2005 –– The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit public benefit software development organization, today announced it has formed a wholly owned subsidiary company to be known as the Mozilla Corporation. The Mozilla Corporation is a taxable subsidiary that serves the non-profit, public benefit goals of its parent, the Mozilla Foundation, and the vast Mozilla community. It will continue to leverage resources from diverse sources to create and distribute great open and free-of-charge end-user products -- such as the popular Mozilla Firefox Web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email client -- that promote choice and innovation on the...
  • Firefox downloaded 75 million times

    07/26/2005 8:27:57 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 11 replies · 520+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/26/2005 | Paul Festa
    As it marked the 75 millionth download of its Firefox Web browser, the Mozilla Foundation said it was expanding in several directions. The foundation's open-source e-mail reader, Thunderbird, is approaching its 10 millionth download. Mozilla's browser for small devices, Minimo, reached a milestone, as a prerelease version appeared with tabs, a bookmark manager and RSS feeds. The Mozilla staff itself has quadrupled during the past six months, to 40 employees. "We're beefing up the management on the project," said Chris Hofmann, whose title at Mozilla is in flux since the foundation hired another director of engineering. "The project is still...
  • (VANITY) Help an idiot with Firefox (VANITY)

    07/25/2005 12:41:12 PM PDT · by birbear · 7 replies · 498+ views
    7/25/05 | me
    Uhm. I feel like a complete idiot. How do I set up a new home page in Firefox? I can't seem to find it, and the help topics are not helping. Thanks for putting up with me.
  • Mozilla patches its Internet suite

    07/22/2005 10:05:35 AM PDT · by holymoly · 1 replies · 385+ views
    PC Pro ^ | Friday 22nd July 2005 | Simon Aughton
    Mozilla has rolled out a security update for its eponymous Internet software suite. Details of the changes in Mozilla 1.7.10 have yet to be given in the release notes, although it is worth noting that this release is the successor to 1.7.9 and not to be confused with 1.7.1. The updated version can be downloaded from The update follows the pattern for the full Mozilla suite, of maintenance and security updates but no further application development. Instead the Mozilla Organisation is concentrating resources on standalone Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client as well as several other projects. Firefox 1.1...
  • Major Firefox release delayed

    07/21/2005 12:07:12 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 3 replies · 212+ views
    CNet ^ | 7/21/2005 | Ingrid Marson
    The next version of Firefox has been delayed for a few months, the Mozilla Foundation confirmed Thursday. Earlier Mozilla stated on its Web site that the next major release of Firefox, called version 1.1, would be released in July. But on Wednesday, lead Firefox engineer Ben Goodger updated the group's roadmap to indicate that the next major release would now not be until after August. Adding new features to the open-source browser has taken "a bit longer than initially expected", according to Tristan Nitot, the president of Mozilla Europe. The next release will now be called Firefox 1.5 as it...
  • Mozilla Releases Firefox and Thunderbird Version 1.0.6

    07/20/2005 11:22:10 AM PDT · by zeugma · 5 replies · 526+ views
    The Mozilla Foundation ^ | 07-20-2005 | Mozilla
    The fine folks at Mozilla have released an update today for both the Firefox web browser, and the Thunderbird email clients. Links here. This is a bugfix/security update. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest versions. For a list of vulerabilities addressed in this release, click Here.
  • How to make firefox even faster (Tip for dial-up users)

    06/14/2005 8:12:32 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 19 replies · 3,175+ views
    A while ago I posted how to speed up Firefox with a broadband connection. If you missed that, click hereBelow are tips for how to make a dial-up connection fast. Before you do it, if you are a bit nervous, remember that I haven't tried these as I have a broadband connection. So, do it at your own risk, but remember that you can always undo any changes.
  • Mozilla Korea Hacked..

    06/13/2005 9:41:03 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 7 replies · 553+ views ^ | 2005-06-13 | Mozzilazine
    The main Korean language Mozilla site appears to have been hacked and defaced. While the main page is unaffected (it now redirects to the forums), several other pages, including, have been replaced by the message "Simiens Crew ownz u viva os macacos". Unlike Mozilla Europe, Mozilla Japan and Mozilla China, the Korean Mozilla site is not officially affiliated with the Mozilla Foundation. The community-run site offers localised Korean versions of Mozilla applications, Korean user support forums and a Korean translation of MozillaZine. The site appears to have been attacked by the Simiens Crew, a prolific Brazil-based hacking group....
  • Tabbed browsing for IE 6

    06/10/2005 9:53:42 PM PDT · by old-ager · 28 replies · 1,049+ views ^ | 6/10/2005 | Self
    MSN Toolbar provides tabbed browsing for IE. I've installed it but have only used it for a few minutes. Don't flame me. Just letting people know.
  • Netscape 8.0 Browser Out Of Beta! (AOL Gold Version Combines Best Of FF and I.E Alert (Vanity)

    05/20/2005 1:08:55 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 1,064+ views ^ | 05/20/05 | goldstategop
    AOL's Netscape has finally unveiled its long awaited Netscape 8.0 browser in the "gold version" which combines the best of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. Its underlying engine is FF but it can automatically switch to an I.E engine when that's necessary on certain websites that are designed to work only with I.E. Its finally here!
  • Firefox Gets Big Win with Big Blue

    05/14/2005 12:24:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 334+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 05/13/05 1:37 PM PT | Keith Regan
    By Keith Reganwww.LinuxInsider.comPart of the ECT News Network 05/13/05 1:37 PM PT IBM's switch to Firefox is, if nothing else, a major PR boost for the browser, one that comes just days after Mozilla acknowledged some of the more serious security flaws found in the browser to date by releasing an update. Mozilla says some 50 million copies of Firefox have now been downloaded since it was made available last year. < The Firefox juggernaut, which had been slowed recently by a spate of security concerns, has picked up steam again on the strength of a decision by IBM...
  • Mozilla releases Firefox security update

    05/12/2005 7:54:09 AM PDT · by holymoly · 58 replies · 1,289+ views
    C|Net ^ | May 12, 2005 | Dawn Kawamoto
    A security update for the Firefox open-source browser has been released by the Mozilla Foundation, a move that follows the public disclosure of exploit code for two "extremely critical" vulnerabilities. Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4, released Wednesday, addresses vulnerabilities that surfaced earlier this week. The update includes several security fixes, as well as a fix to DHTML errors that were encountered at some Web sites, according to a posting on Mozilla's Web site. The update is designed to address the two flaws, which when combined could allow malicious attackers to engage in cross-site scripting and remote system access. Although the two vulnerabilities...
  • Firefox Develops Security Holes

    05/09/2005 7:00:15 AM PDT · by holymoly · 71 replies · 3,051+ views ^ | May 09, 2005 | Techtree News Staff
    Firefox seems to be heading Internet Explorer's way with security research company Secunia stating on its website that two vulnerabilities found in the popular browser can be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system. The Mozilla Foundation is aware of the two potentially critical Firefox security vulnerabilities. They maintain that there are currently no known active exploits of these vulnerabilities though a "proof of concept" has been reported. Mozilla stated that it is aggressively working to provide a more comprehensive solution to these potential vulnerabilities and will provide that solution in a forthcoming security update. Users...
  • Firefox: 50 Million Downloads -- Congrats!!

    05/02/2005 6:19:35 AM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 9 replies · 335+ views
    Firefox surpassed its 50-millionth download.
  • Firefox Offers Prizes as 50,000,000 Downloads Approaches

    04/26/2005 7:46:00 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 18 replies · 666+ views
    Firefox hit 49,000,000 downloads last night. Today, as we approach 50,000,000, SpreadFirefox is offering prizes for photographic proof of your most amazing spectacles to celebrate. To quote: 'We have a handful of unique prizes that you won't find anywhere else, and we're asking you to do one simple thing to claim one: impress us. As we drive toward 50 million downloads, do something so cool, so unusual and so spectacular to spread Firefox that we can't help but scurry around the Mozilla Foundation to tell every one.
  • Survey: Mozilla browsers grab 8.69 percent share

    04/26/2005 5:25:01 PM PDT · by r5boston · 11 replies · 540+ views
    MacCentral ^ | 04/26/2005 | Peter Cohen
    Web analytics company reported Tuesday that Mozilla’s Web browsers, including Firefox, comprise 8.69 percent of the global market for Web browsers. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominates with 86.63 percent of the market, but Apple’s own Safari Web browser is in third, with 1.26 percent. Netscape makes up about 1.08 percent of the global market, according to, with Opera trailing the pack with about 1.03 percent. reports that Mozilla browser use has increased 0.24 percent since February, while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer usage has dropped 0.65 percent in the same time . By comparison, Apple Safari usage has increased 0.05...
  • Mozilla flaws could allow attacks, data access

    04/18/2005 12:36:00 PM PDT · by infocats · 40 replies · 1,332+ views
    ZD Net News ^ | April 18, 2005 | Munir Kotadia
    Multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to install malicious code or steal personal data have been discovered in the Mozilla Suite and the Firefox open-source browser. Details of the nine flaws were published on Mozilla's security Web site over the weekend. Ian Latter, senior security consultant at Internet security specialist Pure Hacking, said most of the vulnerabilities are based on the way the applications handle JavaScript. "There are some permission issues related to running JavaScript at an escalated privilege level. They remove some of the security measures used to keep JavaScript sandboxed and allow it to potentially do malicious...
  • IE 'Unsafe' 98 Percent Of 2004, says ScanIT

    03/28/2005 1:39:32 PM PST · by Redcloak · 11 replies · 746+ views
    TechWeb ^ | Fri Mar 25, 3:19 PM ET | staff
    As Mozilla and Microsoft executives argue about which browser -- Firefox or Internet Explorer -- is more secure, fans of the former have numbers on their side, a Belgian security consultancy said this week. According to Brussels-based ScanIT, users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) were "unsafe" 98 percent of the time during 2004, while Mozilla users -- which would include those using Mozilla and Firefox -- were "unsafe" only 15 percent of last year. ScanIT determined the unsafe periods by examining the life spans of vulnerabilities in IE, Mozilla, and Opera -- a Norwegian browser that has a nearly...
  • Firefox 1.0.2 Released

    03/23/2005 1:12:32 PM PST · by r5boston · 14 replies · 779+ views ^ | 03/23/2005
    What's New 1.0.2 Firefox 1.0.2 is a security and stability update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version. Here's what's new in Firefox 1.0.2: Several security fixes .
  • Firefox explorers

    03/22/2005 7:32:34 AM PST · by zeugma · 35 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Age (AU) ^ | March 22, 2005 | Nigel McFarlane
    Firefox explorers By Nigel McFarlaneMarch 22, 2005 Bill Robertson... "Firefox has the best pedigree, with an active engineering community, wide community support and long history." Photo: Marco Del Grande When Bill Robertson decided last year to switch 450 workers and 100 desktops at De Bortoli Wines to the open source Firefox web browser, he had the company's future in mind.In moving to the free Firefox, he did more than just install a web browser that rivals Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which comes for free with every PC running the Windows operating system. The CIO defined a radically new desktop interface for...
  • RIP, IE

    06/25/2004 7:05:03 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 119 replies · 1,652+ views
    Linux Today ^ | 25 June 2004 | Brian Proffitt
    Before you start reading, fire up the printer, and get the scissors. You may want to clip this one out and give it to your friends and colleagues who are still in Windows land. There are times in life when you actually hear words coming out of your mouth and even as they're coming out, you realize how stupid they sound. I realize that in my own personal and professional life, this sort of thing happens a bit more than the statistical average, but this morning I uttered words that sounded so completely insane, I had to share them. After...
  • Mozilla Puts A Stop To Browser Suite

    03/11/2005 3:04:42 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 11 replies · 429+ views
    TechWeb ^ | March 11, 2005 | Gregg Keizer
    After several days of confusion about the future of its open-source browser suite, the Mozilla Foundation called it quits, and announced that it would stop development of its namesake. All development efforts will instead be focused on Firefox, the foundation's stand-alone browser, and Thunderbird, its e-mail client. Supporters of the Mozilla browser suite, however, aren't ready to throw in the towel, and it appears likely that it will live on under a new name and under the aegis of an independent developer community. The Mozilla suite, now five years old, is a collection of browser, e-mail client, and HTML editor,...
  • Mozilla's future under debate

    03/10/2005 10:00:33 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | 10 March 2005 | Renai LeMay,
    Development problems concerning the Mozilla Suite have led to some soul-searching in the Foundation, with some calling for Firefox to be spun off The survival of the original Mozilla Suite is very much in doubt as developers question whether the success of stand-alone products Firefox and Thunderbird mean the death of the integrated suite that spawned them. Mozilla developers on the 'netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey' newsgroup have been in fierce debate over the future of the open source suite since the minutes of the 28th February staff meeting were posted online on the 7th of March. At that stage the demise of...
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer MSHTML.DLL CSS Handling Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

    03/09/2005 10:48:17 AM PST · by B Knotts · 30 replies · 1,147+ views
    SecurityFocus ^ | 3/9/2005
    Microsoft Internet Explorer is reported prone to a remote buffer overflow vulnerability. This issue presents itself when the application handles a malformed CSS file. A typical attack would involve the attacker creating a Web site that includes the malicious CSS file. The attacker may then entice a vulnerable user to visit the site. If successful, this attack may result in granting the attacker unauthorized access to the affected computer in the context of the user running Internet Explorer.
  • 8 More Bugs Found In Firefox And Mozilla

    03/01/2005 3:07:13 PM PST · by holymoly · 69 replies · 2,077+ views
    TechWeb ^ | March 01, 2005 | TechWeb News
    Just a day after one security firm warned of a vulnerability in Firefox and Mozilla, a rival disclosed that another eight threaten the open-source browsers. The Danish security firm Secunia on Tuesday laid out the flaws, most of which could be used by criminals to spoof, or fake, various aspects of a Web site, ranging from its SSL secure site icon to the contents of an inactive tab. Other bugs can be exploited remotely by hackers able to introduce code of their own choosing on the vulnerable machine, possibly taking control of it or giving them access to files. For...
  • Firefox Continues To Chip Away At IE's Share

    02/28/2005 5:17:34 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 101 replies · 1,985+ views
    TechWeb News ^ | Feb. 28, 2005 | Gregg Keizer
    Mozilla's Firefox keeps chipping away at Microsoft's massive lead in browser usage, two Web metrics firms reported Monday. San Diego, Calif.-based WebSideStory, which last released usage numbers in January, said that in the last five weeks, Firefox has gained an additional 0.74 percent to account for 5.7 percent of all browsers used in the U.S. Microsoft's Internet Explorer, meanwhile, now stands at 89.9 percent, a drop from January's 90.3 percent, and the first time WebSideStory pegged IE as falling under the 90-percent mark. "That 7/10s of a point compares well with previous increases," said Geoff Johnston, an analyst for WebSideStory....
  • Mozilla: Does any one ever have trouble with it?

    02/27/2005 8:09:18 PM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies · 775+ views
    Sometimes I feel like it gets hung up on something. Does anyone know what the problem is?
  • Mozilla warns of security holes, updates Firefox Users urged to upgrade to avoid possible attacks

    02/26/2005 5:13:25 PM PST · by demlosers · 19 replies · 595+ views
    Computer World ^ | Feb 26, 2005 | Joris Evers
    FEBRUARY 26, 2005 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Several security vulnerabilities in Firefox and the Mozilla Suite of Internet software put users of the open-source products at risk of hacker attacks, the Mozilla Foundation warned this week. The organization released Firefox 1.0.1, which fixes 17 security flaws in the popular Web browser. The most serious flaws could allow an attacker to gain full control over a victim's PC, the Mozilla Foundation said in a statement. Firefox 1.0 was released in November and has since been downloaded more than 27 million times. Firefox 1.0.1 also includes several fixes to guard against spoofing...
  • Mozilla releases Firefox security update

    02/25/2005 3:28:23 AM PST · by r5boston · 15 replies · 1,115+ views
    Cnet ^ | February 24, 2005 | Steven Musil
    The Mozilla Foundation on Thursday released an update to the Firefox Web browser to fix several vulnerabilities, including one that would allow domain spoofing. The open-source project released Firefox 1.0.1 to fix a vulnerability in the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), a standard for handling special character sets in domain names that could let an attacker spoof Web sites on non-Microsoft browsers. The standard allows companies to register domain names that appear to be the same in different languages.
  • Mozilla Firefox for Windows 1.0.1 Released

    02/24/2005 11:58:34 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 20 replies · 1,105+ views
    Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform. It includes a popup blocker, tabbed browsing, a smarter search, hassle free downloading, and improved privacy and security.
  • Mozilla Drops Support for International Domains (Firfox)

    02/15/2005 12:44:04 PM PST · by N3WBI3 · 43 replies · 1,414+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 2005-02-15 | Slashdot
    Netcraft has the story that Mozilla has decided to drop support for international domain names in future versions of its Firefox Web browser. The decision comes after demonstrations by the Schmoo Group that the feature can be used to aid in phishing scams and other browser naughtiness." From the article: "The attack can be disabled in Firefox and Mozilla by setting 'network.enableIDN' to false in the browser's configuration (enter about:config in the address bar to access the configuration functions). The Mozilla development team today made this the default setting. Users who want IDN support will be able to turn it...
  • Spyware takes aim at Mozilla browsers

    02/09/2005 1:35:42 PM PST · by holymoly · 43 replies · 1,767+ views
    ZDNet ^ | February 9, 2005 | Ingrid Marson
    Security experts are advising that spyware that targets browsers from the Mozilla Foundation has been spotted--a threat that could worsen as its Firefox browser takes market share from Microsoft. Stu Sjouwerman, the founder of Sunbelt Software, said on Tuesday that the anti-spyware company has discovered what it believes is the first spyware to take aim at surfers using Mozilla browsers. Richard Stiennon, the vice president of threat research at Webroot Software, which also develops anti-spyware tools, said that the malicious software does not target Firefox specifically. "According to my research team, this site does not target Firefox, but it does...
  • New Phising attacks affects all browsers except IE

    02/08/2005 2:05:36 PM PST · by Syntyr · 19 replies · 1,778+ views
    Computerworld ^ | FEBRUARY 08, 2005 | Paul Roberts
    Experts: International domain names may pose threat The new trick is a variation of the 'homograph attack' The new trick is a variation of a known technique called the "homograph attack" and takes advantage of loopholes in the way some popular Web browsers display domain names that use non-English characters. It could allow malicious hackers and online identity-theft groups to trick unsuspecting users into divulging sensitive personal information, according to an advisory from The Shmoo Group, a hacker collective, and from Secunia. snip For example, attackers could register a Web domain "," which looks identical to the popular business news...
  • Phishers (misnomer) target Microsoft security initiative

    02/07/2005 11:01:51 AM PST · by holymoly · 1 replies · 447+ views
    ComputerWeekly ^ | Monday 7 February 2005 | Antony Savvas
    Phishers are taking advantage of Microsoft’s new software anti-piracy initiative by launching a wave of phishing e-mails in an attempt to get credit card numbers from Microsoft customers. The rogue e-mails also allow phishers to install spyware and adware on users’ machines. Last month Microsoft said it would not allow users in some countries install software updates online unless they could prove that their Microsoft software was legitimate. Security company Websense said it has received several reports of two new versions of spoofed e-mails that are being used to install spyware/adware onto end-user's machines and steal credit card details. The...
  • Mozilla Deal with ISP Expands Firefox Distribution

    01/26/2005 11:11:04 AM PST · by holymoly · 7 replies · 686+ views
    Linux News ^ | January 26, 2005 | Keith Regan
    "We're thrilled to be the first broadband service provider to adopt Firefox," Speakeasy chairman and founder Mike Apgar said. "We plan to continually enhance the browser with features that will benefit Speakeasy's home, business and gaming subscribers." Speakeasy, a national broadband Internet service provider (ISP), said it will be the first to distribute a customized version of the Mozilla Foundation's Latest News about Mozilla Foundation Firefox browser to its customers. The development was immediately being called significant because it stands to open up an entirely new distribution channel to help get Firefox into the hands of users. To date, the...
  • Business Must Be Cautious With Firefox

    01/24/2005 4:31:29 PM PST · by holymoly · 43 replies · 2,009+ views
    Computerworld ^ | JANUARY 24, 2005 | Michael Gartenberg
    (COMPUTERWORLD) - There has been a lot of buzz in the past few months over the arrival of Firefox, the open-source browser published by The Mozilla Foundation, and how Microsoft's Internet Explorer is starting to lose some of its share of the browser market to this new competitor. Out of the ashes of Netscape, Mozilla has built a solid browser that supports features such as tabbed views, Google for native searches and direct support for RSS feeds. But business users need to think twice about making the switch from Internet Explorer, since Firefox lacks the ability to run Microsoft ActiveX...
  • 20,000,000 Mozilla Firefox downloads !!!

    01/24/2005 3:45:03 PM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 15 replies · 678+ views ^ |
    Firefox breaks 20,000,000 downloads!
  • Fixing Firefox's memory leak (January, 2005)

    01/24/2005 3:04:40 PM PST · by Terpfen · 55 replies · 250,343+ views
    I noticed a few Firefox threads here have people complaining about how much memory Firefox takes up. This is a known memory leak, and the Mozilla guys haven't gotten around to fixing it for whatever reason. But there's no reason your Firefox should take up 70,000K in memory, so here's how to fix that memory leak and keep Firefox from bloating up. 1. Open a new tab. Type "about:config" without quotes into the address bar and hit enter/click Go. 2. Right-click anywhere, select New, then Integer. In the dialog prompt that appears, type: browser.cache.memory.capacity 3. Click OK. Another dialog prompt...
  • Browser Info -Mozilla Firefox not compatible with Yahoo Game Channel

    01/23/2005 10:03:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 1,197+ views
    I've been using Mozilla's Firefox browser all week, and it's GREAT... and it's FREE! I love it and recommend it highly. My pop-ups, freezing and general computer problems have pretty much disappeared. Mozilla I like having the Yahoo Game Channel up for NFL games. You get the stats, and within seconds, the current play. Just went there and here's the message: "In order to use the new NFL GameChannel, users will need Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher and a Windows operating system. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you can check out our NFL scoreboard instead." From a...
  • Firefox Nearing 20 Million Downloads; 18 Million and growing regardless of recent security issues.

    01/17/2005 4:22:03 PM PST · by holymoly · 40 replies · 1,207+ views
    GameSHOUT ^ | Jan. 17, 2005 | Capt. Maverick
    It's hard to believe but to-date, Mozilla's Firefox browser has seen more than 18 million downloads. This appears to be a greater response than even Mozilla had hoped for. Many sources on the Internet are reporting that this is due to a great drive of Firefox user's missionary zeal in spreading the good word. Those people are credited with the unprecedented growth and success of Firefox 1.0. "We're going to hit 20 million downloads before the end of the month. It's a wild ride and shows no sign of slowing down. Keep spreading the word. You all are the ones...
  • Question About Mozilla Firefox and Geocoding Software (Vanity?)

    01/13/2005 6:51:12 AM PST · by RonPaulLives · 20 replies · 949+ views
    RonPaulLives | 01/13/2005 | RonPaulLives
    I am trying to eventually get everyone who works for my employer, a nonprofit group, to switch over from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox. I have been playing around with Firefox and like what I see. Herein lies the problem: we have to use geocoding in Internet Explorer to map street addresses. How can I do that with Mozilla Firefox. When I try to map locations in Firefox, I get a message "JavaScript Application: You must install the NCompass Labs Plug-In to access the GIS software." I have done search engine searches and cannot find this said plugin. Can any...
  • Google removes Trojan ads

    01/03/2005 3:51:05 PM PST · by holymoly · 5 replies · 1,048+ views
    heise online ^ | 01/03/2005 | Craig Morris
    Search engine operator Google has blocked ads that attempt to exploit security holes in the Internet Explorer. In the past few days, Google has been displaying context-sensitive ads on the right margin from its program partner AdWords that link to sites with dangerous JavaScript for various search terms such as "Preisvergleich" (price comparison) and "Gebraucht PC" (used PC). If you clicked on one of the links in the Internet Explorer, a JavaScript attempted to install spyware on your system. And the normal list of hits also included a lot of sites with Trojans. This Monday, Google reacted to the problem...
  • Browsers: A return to arms

    01/01/2005 7:42:06 AM PST · by holymoly · 62 replies · 2,066+ views
    C|Net News ^ | 01/01/05 | Paul Festa
    For a market segment Microsoft was said to have won decisively in the mid-1990s, the company spent a lot of time in 2004 putting out fires on the browser front. Like the ghost of the Netscape browser rising to haunt its slayer, Firefox emerged with a vengeance from the Mozilla open-source group, which was founded by Netscape in 1998 and last year spun off by parent company Time Warner. Firefox started off the year a prerelease, name-challenged project by a group that had lost much of its credibility after chronic delays and significant setbacks. But Firefox ended 2004 as a...
  • Firefox Problem (Vanity)

    12/22/2004 2:53:00 PM PST · by facedown · 27 replies · 1,164+ views
    me | December 22, 2004 | me
    I have just switched over to Firefox as my main browser and it works great especially after I did the "about:config" tip from KoRn on another thread.The problem is that I don't get the color change for visited URL's. If I go to Tools>Options>General>Fonts & Colors it says I have blue unvisited links, which I do and can change the color of them, and red visited links which is not occurring.I'm guessing that there's something that I need to toggle in "about:config" but I'm about blind from scanning through them. I found the ones for the colors themselves but can't...
  • FireFox Burns Internet Explorer’s Market Share

    12/22/2004 8:32:38 AM PST · by holymoly · 188 replies · 12,790+ views ^ | 2004-12-22 | Giri. A
    Remember those days back in 1995, when Netscape Navigator was synonymous with internet? That was the time when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer entered the market for a head-on collision with the Netscape Navigator. That was Browser War –I. Now the battle was reignited by the fire of FireFox, internet browser of Mozilla. This is the beginning of the Browser War –II. And it appears that this time Microsoft is losing it. Internet Explorer is rapidly losing market share. a company in Amsterdam had conducted a worldwide survey in late November. The survey shows that Internet Explorer's share dropped to less...
  • Thunderbird 1.0 Reaches 1,000,000 Downloads in Just 10 Days!

    12/18/2004 2:50:01 PM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 8 replies · 476+ views ^ |
    What an amazing year we're having. First the phenomenal successes for Firefox, and now it's Thunderbird taking the world by storm! In just ten short days, Thunderbird 1.0 has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times -- and in 21 languages!! There is no doubt that this is our most successful e-mail application release ever and we're not alone in thinking that. Steve Segal, in his Tribune Review article Mozilla outfoxes Microsoft raves, "it's the first free e-mail client that should give Outlook a run for its money and is one of the best first versions of a program I've ever seen....
  • Mozilla Firefox - 10 MILLION+ Downloads!!

    12/13/2004 11:35:48 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 99 replies · 2,630+ views ^ |
  • How To Speed Up Firefox (Helpful Vanity)

    12/12/2004 12:45:50 PM PST · by KoRn · 449 replies · 1,716,097+ views
    Here's something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up: 1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries: network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining network.http.pipelining.maxrequests Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading. 2. Alter the entries as follows: Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true" Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true" Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once. 3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name...