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  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 Beta 3

    01/14/2009 1:25:54 PM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 873+ views
    Computer World ^ | January 14, 2009 | Gregg Keizer
    Release delayed a week to deal with 'large number' of bugs; final still due in Q1 Mozilla Corp. said yesterday that it will delay the third beta of Firefox 3.1, citing a "large number" of remaining bugs as the reason for the slip. The setback won't affect the final release date for Firefox 3.1, a company executive said. "Right now, we're not expecting this to delay our shipping target of late in the first quarter," said Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox, said in an e-mail today. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, which until this week was slated to launch on Jan....
  • Browser War :: IE8 (beta-II) on the way to Wipe out Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Watch Out!

    12/29/2008 8:48:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 93 replies · 1,984+ views
    Technology Dump Blog ^ | Friday, December 26, 2008 | Vishnu Ghimire
    OverviewThe first beta release of IE8, which was demonstrated at the MIX08 conference, contained many new features, including WebSlices and Activities. In the second beta release, Activities were renamed to Accelerators. Added featuresSome of the features and changes for the Beta 2 compared to Beta 1InPrivateDelete Browsing HistorySearch SuggestionsUser Preference ProtectionCaret BrowsingAccelerators (previously known as Activities)Web Slices (previously known as WebSlices)Suggested SitesTab Color GroupingAutomatic Crash RecoverySmartScreen Filter (Known as Safety Filter in Beta 1)Tab isolation (tabs spread over separate operating system processes) Removed featuresInline AutoCompleteThe option to delete files and settings stored by addons or ActiveX controls.CSS Expressions are no...
  • Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malware

    12/04/2008 5:02:20 PM PST · by Mygirlsmom · 44 replies · 1,892+ views
    InfoWorld ^ | December 04, 2008 | Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
    Firefox users targeted by rare piece of malwareTrojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A, which registers itself in Firefox's system files as 'Greasemonkey,' collects passwords for banking sites By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service December 04, 2008 Researchers at BitDefender have discovered a new type of malicious software that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox users. The malware, which BitDefender dubbed "Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A" sits in Firefox's add-ons folder, said Viorel Canja, the head of BitDefender's lab. The malware runs when Firefox is started. [ Learn how to secure your systems with Roger Grimes' Security Adviser blog and newsletter, both from InfoWorld. ] The malware...
  • Firefox Download Official (Firefox Download Enters Guinness World Record Alert)

    07/02/2008 8:28:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 391+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/2/2008 | BBC News
    Mozilla has officially made history with a new Guinness world record for the largest number of software downloads in a 24-hour period. The final record breaking 8,002,530 downloads for Firefox 3.0 took place in June with parties in over 25 countries. "The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was key to making this happen" said Marketing head Paul Kim. Gareth Deaves of Guinness World Records called it "an extremely impressive accomplishment". The official figure was confirmed after logs from download servers were audited and checked to ensure duplicate and unfinished downloads were not counted. Mr Kim told the BBC: "The...
  • Browser bruiser: Opera 9.5 versus Firefox 3

    06/20/2008 7:57:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 512+ views
    CNET ^ | June 19, 2008 5:42 PM PDT | Seth Rosenblatt
    Two of the four major browsers have undergone some big changes in the past two weeks. Firefox 3 is, of course, the big news of the week, pulling down eight million or so downloads in its first 24 hours in the wild. However, the Opera browser updated to its much-awaited version 9.5 last week. Since both of them have got game but for different reasons, let's take a look at how they match up. Empirically, the two most-cited complaints about browsers are speed and memory. Now, I'm a big fan of Firefox because it's so easy to customize, so...
  • New Firefox Web browser to be released Tuesday

    06/12/2008 6:02:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies · 332+ views
    One News Now ^ | June 12, 2008 | Anick Jesdanun (Associated Press)
    A new version of the Firefox Web browser is scheduled for release Tuesday with improvements in security, speed and design. Many of the enhancements in Firefox 3 involve bookmarks. The new version lets Web surfers add keywords, or tags, to sort bookmarks by topic. A new "Places" feature lets users quickly access sites they recently bookmarked or tagged and pages they visit frequently but haven't bookmarked. There's also a new star button for easily adding sites to your bookmark list-similar to what's already available on Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer 7 browser. Other new features include the ability to resume downloads...
  • Mozilla Turns 10 Today

    03/31/2008 10:21:35 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 9 replies · 464+ views ^ | 31 March 2008 | Mitchell Baker
    Today is a special day.March 31, 1998 is the date that Mozilla was officially launched. It’s the date the first Mozilla code became publicly available under the terms of an official open source license and a governing body for the project — the Mozilla Organization — began its public work. It’s always been known in Mozilla parlance as “3/31.” We’ll be celebrating Mozilla’s 10 year anniversary throughout 2008. Today I want to look at our first ten years, and a bit at the next ten years.Ten years ago a radical idea took shape. The idea was that an open source...
  • Mozilla says that flaw could lead to data leak

    01/24/2008 8:13:34 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 19 replies · 299+ views
    LinuxWorld ^ | 23 January 2008 | Robert McMillan
    Mozilla is working to fix a browser flaw that could give attackers unauthorized access to data on a victim's machine. The problem is similar to other data leakage flaws found in the open-source browser, according to researcher Gerry Eisenhaur, who first reported the problem on Saturday. Eisenhaur has posted sample code that reads the contents of a Mozilla Thunderbird preferences file, but he believes that attackers could get access to more information with variations on his attack. "It's possible to load any JavaScript file on a victim's machine," he wrote in his blog posting. "This looks very interesting and may...
  • AOL Pulls Plug on Netscape Web Browser

    12/31/2007 12:17:16 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 79 replies · 491+ views
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 07 | ANICK JESDANUN
    NEW YORK (AP) - Netscape Navigator, the world's first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run. Its current caretakers, Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s AOL, decided to kill further development and technical support to focus on growing the company as an advertising business. Netscape's usage dwindled with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s entry into the browser business, and Netscape all but faded away following the birth of its open-source cousin, Firefox. "While internal groups within AOL have invested a great deal of time and energy in attempting...
  • RIP Netscape Navigator (1994 - 2008)

    12/28/2007 8:40:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 47 replies · 297+ views ^ | December 28, 2007 | Christina Warren
    Excerpt - Soon, Netscape Navigator - the first highly successful graphical web browser (yeah, yeah, I know Mosaic came before Netscape, but I don't remember seeing Mosaic floppy-disks bundled with my PC World and Macworld magazines in 1995, at least not under the name "Mosaic") - will be nothing more than a footnote in Internet history. Let's take a moment of silence for the big N. OK, that was long enough. AOL, the parent company of this blog and Netscape, has announced that they will cease support for the current version of Netscape as of February 1, 2008. Netscape, which...
  • AOL to End Support for Netscape Browser

    12/28/2007 6:05:29 PM PST · by abt87 · 9 replies · 502+ views
    PC World ^ | 12/28/2007 | Stephen Lawson
    An historic name in software will effectively pass into history in February as AOL discontinues development and active support for the Netscape browser, according to an official blog. AOL will keep delivering security patches for the current version of Netscape until Feb. 1, 2008, after which it will no longer provide active support for any version of the software, according to a Friday entry on The Netscape Blog by Tom Drapeau, lead developer for The Web site will remain as a general-purpose portal. Netscape was the original mass-market Web browser and helped to popularize the Internet in the...
  • High school student gets detention for using Firefox

    12/17/2007 11:41:53 AM PST · by twntaipan · 146 replies · 2,007+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | Dec. 17, 2007 | Jay Garmon
    Last week, a student at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania was given detention for using Firefox on a school computer. Quoted below is the key explanation from the official detention writeup: “Today in class [name] had a program launched called Foxfire.exe. I had told [name] to close the program and to resume work but he told me that is was just a different browser and that he was doing his work. I had given him two warnings but he insisted that it was just a ‘better’ browser and he wasn’t doing anything wrong. I had then issued his...
  • Help with MOZILLA

    12/03/2007 7:26:39 AM PST · by aroundabout · 14 replies · 356+ views
    After seeing Mozilla recommended on FR over IE I decided to try it. My reason was dissatisfaction with IE7 in that I got many "Explorer has detected a problem and must close" messages. After installing Mozilla I noticed one thing that puzzles me. When visiting forums that have HTML tags in their menu bar on the posting page, I noticed that when using Mozilla this option is gone and the tags must be manually assigned as we do here on FR. Can any of you explain why this is happening and how to correct it, if it can be corrected.
  • Bookmark Improvements New to Firefox 3

    11/21/2007 7:39:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies · 336+ views ^ | 11/20/2007 | Staff
    A new version of the Firefox browser, now available for testing mainly by developers, offers improvements on finding frequently visited Web sites and tools for running Web applications without a live Internet connection. The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3 released this week still has problems, including the inability to run newer Web-mail programs from Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and a final version for consumers isn't expected for several months. But it offers a window on what's to come. Many of its new features concern bookmarks, an area typically slow to change in the browsing world. You can...
  • Will Success, or All That Money From Google, Spoil Firefox?

    11/11/2007 8:57:41 PM PST · by fallingwater · 57 replies · 331+ views
    THe New York Times ^ | November 12, 2007 | NOAM COHEN
    Only a couple of years ago, Firefox was the little browser that could — an open-source program created by thousands of contributors around the world without the benefit of a giant company like Microsoft to finance it. Since then, Firefox, which has prospered under the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation, has grown to be the largest rival to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with 15 to 20 percent of the browser market worldwide and higher percentages in Europe and among technology devotees. It is the most popular alternative browser since Netscape, with about three times as many users as Apple’s Safari.
  • Mozilla gets serious about e-mail

    09/18/2007 11:02:29 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 12 replies · 579+ views ^ | September 18, 2007 5:39 AM PDT | Matt Asay
    This is very good news. We've long needed real competition in the e-mail market, given how much time people spend in e-mail. Now the organization that gave us competition in the browser market has decided to get serious about e-mail. This is a Very Good Thing. Mozilla (on Monday) announced a new initiative to stimulate innovation in Internet mail and communications. Mozilla plans to develop Internet communications software based on the Thunderbird product, code and brand. The new initiative also aims to nurture a robust developer ecosystem in order to drive improvements through open source and community innovation, in the...
  • Mozilla fixes two critical Firefox flaws

    07/31/2007 6:56:31 AM PDT · by holymoly · 6 replies · 506+ views ^ | 31 Jul 2007 | Staff
    The makers of Firefox Monday released a new version of the Web browser that addresses a pair of flaws. The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox version, addressing critical flaws that involved unescaped URLs passing to external programs and privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows. Last week, independent security researcher Billy Rios, said in an update on his blog that an input validation error could be delivered through the Firefox browser, enabling full access to the machine.. "You simply have to have IE7 installed somewhere on your system for this to work (which is basically most WindowsXP Sp2 systems)," he...
  • Mozilla Ponders Separate Organization for Thunderbird

    07/27/2007 8:06:32 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 10 replies · 462+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 200-07-26 | John Blau, IDG News Service
    The Mozilla Foundation is thinking about creating a separate organization to take control of its Thunderbird e-mail application, allowing it to concentrate on development of the Firefox Web browser. In a blog posting Wednesday, Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corp., a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, called for a new structure to allow "the Thunderbird community to determine its own destiny" and asked the open-source community for input. Baker said Mozilla's Thunderbird effort "is dwarfed" by the energy it spends on the Firebox browser and the ecosystem around it. "Mozilla doesn't focus on Thunderbird as much as we do... on...
  • Mozilla Firefox Released with Fix for firefoxurl:// Exploit

    07/18/2007 7:01:55 AM PDT · by holymoly · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Mozillazine ^ | Wednesday July 18th, 2007 | Mozilla
    Mozilla Firefox has been released and is currently being distributed to Firefox 2 users via the application's built-in software update system. The browser upgrade fixes several security bugs, which are detailed in the Firefox section of the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page. Firefox includes a fix for the firefoxurl:// security exploit, which allows an attacker to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to trick Firefox into executing malicious code. Whether Firefox or IE is responsible for the flaw has been a matter of debate over the past week. The Mozilla Foundation security advisory about the firefoxurl:// issue maintains that...
  • 13 Awesome Extensions for Firefox ( some new ones I think )

    06/25/2007 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 1,144+ views ^ | June 23, 2007 at 1:22 pm | shadowmyth
    Firefox has been my web browser for a couple years now, and I honestly cannot imagine using any other browser. It’s versatility and Lego style extensions make me feel like a geek in a toy store. Every few months, I head over to Mozilla’a Firefox Add-ons, and search through whatever new extensions are available. My largest problem is controlling myself, as I currently have 38 active add-ons. Many of these extensions I use on a regular basis, but a few I find come in handy on rare occasions…but what would I do if they weren’t there? I am on the...
  • Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey Get a Security Overhaul

    06/01/2007 3:08:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 1,286+ views
    PC Magazine ^ | June 1, 2007 | Lisa Vaas
    The Mozilla Foundation has released security updates to fix multiple flaws that could result in system hijacking in its open-source Firefox browser, Thunderbird e-mail client and SeaMonkey Internet applications suite. The bugs, deemed critical, are detailed in Mozilla's Security Advisory 2007-12. They include multiple vulnerabilities in Mozilla's Layout Engine and in its JavaScript engine that can result in memory corruption and lead to system takeover or DoS (denial of service). The function of a layout engine is to handle content such as HTML, XML, image files and applets as well as formatting information including CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and presentational...
  • Mozilla Thunderbird Version Released

    03/01/2007 8:46:31 PM PST · by CedarDave · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Mozilla Website ^ | March 1, 2007 | Mozilla
    What's New in Thunderbird Thunderbird provides stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer email experience for our users. We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this latest version. Here's what's new in Thunderbird * Improvements to product stability. * Several security fixes. The Rumbling Edge has a more detailed list of notable bug fixes. Release Date: March 1, 2007
  • Firefox 3.0 will open door to Web apps, Mozilla says

    02/27/2007 6:38:06 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Macworld ^ | 02/27/2007 | Jeremy Kirk
    If the Firefox browser were a car, it would be in the garage right now being souped up by an anxious group of gear heads. When Firefox 3.0 is released later this year, the open-source browser is likely to contain a host of new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features. Mozilla released the second alpha version of Firefox 3.0 earlier this month. While the final feature set hasn’t been determined, Firefox 3.0 will also contain elements for its 4.0 release and beyond, said Mike Schroepfer, vice president for engineering for Mozilla, during a...
  • Mozilla Update Fixes Firefox, Thunderbird Security Flaws

    02/23/2007 5:41:39 PM PST · by holymoly · 23 replies · 768+ views
    CSO ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Robert McMillan
    Mozilla Corp. has released an update to its Firefox browser, fixing a number of security flaws in the product. The Firefox release includes a fix for a bug disclosed by security researcher Michal Zalewsky last week. That flaw can be exploited by attackers to manipulate cookie information in the Firefox browser, making it probably the most important fix in the update, according to Window Snyder, Mozilla’s head of security strategy. "The potential to compromise a user’s account is almost as serious as compromising their machine," she said Friday via instant message. "Since the details of how to exploit the...
  • Mozilla: Patch Firefox now [Firefox/Thunderbird updates released]

    12/20/2006 7:30:50 AM PST · by ecurbh · 15 replies · 719+ views ^ | 20 Dec 2006 13:13 GMT | Richard Thurston
    Firefox users have been urged to update their browser immediately after Mozilla, the organisation behind the popular browser, said it had fixed eight vulnerabilities in Firefox 2.0.Mozilla said five of the eight vulnerabilities were 'critical', meaning an attacker could exploit the weaknesses to run malicious code on the compromised machine. Seven vulnerability updates have been issued for the previous version of Firefox, version 1.5, of which five are rated as critical. Mozilla also urged users of its Thunderbird email application to download several security updates. The updated version was made available on Tuesday evening. It can be downloaded from Mozilla's...
  • Firefox password manager is not secure

    11/22/2006 6:46:46 AM PST · by holymoly · 8 replies · 577+ views
    The automatic password manager in the Firefox web browser is not secure, according to a report on the software maker's website. The browser stores user names and passwords for specific sites so that users don't need to type them in again. However, a bug report on the Firefox website suggests that the same tool will also supply passwords to fake sites that look like the real ones. The user who discovered the problem was sent a link to a fake Myspace page that requested his login details. Although the page was a fake, and not stored on the Myspace servers,...
  • What's New in Firefox (Security update)

    11/08/2006 2:14:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Mozilla Website ^ | November 7, 2006 | Firefox/Mozilla
    Firefox 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 Firefox 1.5.0.x users upgrade to this latest version. * Improvements to product stability * Several security fixes Release Date: November 7, 2006 Release Date: November 7, 2006
  • Firefox 2.0 Released

    10/24/2006 4:58:44 PM PDT · by burzum · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Computer Act!ve ^ | 24 Oct 2006 | Anthony Dhanendran
    The new version of the Firefox web browser has been released today. Firefox 2.0 contains 12 major enhancements, says its developers, including a built-in spelling checker. There are also cosmetic changes to the browser, which is produced by volunteers on an open-source basis.
  • The False Promise of Browser Security

    10/11/2006 6:22:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies · 743+ views
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 10/11/2006 | Jack M. Germain
    All Web browsers are insecure to some degree, because they all must work with flawed code in the operating systems. There are some indications of progress, such as frequent patches from Microsoft and Mozilla to close security holes. Still, these actions may be too little too late if a zero-day exploit is the attack weapon. Internet users are under attack -- and what's more, there's no bulletproof defense against hackers on the horizon Despite hype to the contrary from marketing departments at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) , Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Mozilla, Web browsers themselves -- not just the operating systems...
  • Firefox bookmarks wiped out again (Vanity question to computer-savvy Freepers)

    09/22/2006 2:13:01 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 1,028+ views
    Almost two months ago, I wrote a vanity entitled Question about Firefox browser; bookmarks and saved sites all gone?Almost two months later, the exact problem repeats itself. I'd found a solution two months ago, which I detailed in comment 40 of the above link. NOW, that solution won't work. Let me start from the beginning. Last night, I updated my virus protection system (Norton Antivirus) and the computer insisted I restart so it could implement said updates. I shut 'er down, just like in the above-mentioned thread. I reboot this morning, and discover that all my bookmarks, placemarkers, saved tabs...
  • What's New in Firefox

    09/14/2006 5:46:16 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 711+ views ^ | September 14, 2006 | Firefox/Mozilla
    Firefox 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. * Improvements to product stability * Several security fixes Release Date: September 14, 2006
  • Firefox 2.0 beta adds new features

    09/02/2006 9:52:49 AM PDT · by Panerai · 20 replies · 818+ views
    MacNN ^ | 09/01/2006
    Mozilla has released Beta 2 of its upcoming Firefox 2 browser for developer review, which it said is being made available for testing purposes only. According to the developers, the release contains a number of new features, as well as some enhancements to look and feel, according to eWEEK: "Firefox 2 Beta 2 is intended for Web application developers and our testing community. Current users of Firefox 1.x should not use Firefox 2 Beta 2 and expect all of their extensions and plugins to work properly." The report notes that the final Firefox 2.0 is expected to be completed in...
  • Firefox Circle

    08/15/2006 10:50:21 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 9 replies · 845+ views
    Does the sudden appearance of a Firefox crop circle imply which browser extraterrestrials prefer? We don't know, but it was still fun to make! Constructed by local Firefox fans and the same team that created the Firefox mural from cornstarch and kool-aid and launched the Firefox weather balloon, the Firefox Crop Circle project shows that we have so much passion for Firefox that we want it to be visible from space! Planned in under two weeks and completed in under 24 hours, the crop circle had a final diameter of 220 feet. We constructed the circle in an oat field...
  • Firefox use growing around the world, study says

    07/13/2006 4:58:01 AM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 690+ views
    Macworld ^ | 07/12/2006 | Todd Weiss, Computerworld
    After a brief period of little growth this spring, The Mozilla Foundation’s open-source Firefox Web browser is again gaining ground on Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer (IE). In its latest study on Web browser usage, Netherlands-based said Sunday that Firefox gained 1.14 percent in June and is now used by 12.93 percent of surfers. That’s up from 11.79 percent who used Firefox in May, while IE use declined by 2.12 percent to 83.05 percent. “We thought that Firefox growth had slowed down,” said Niels Brinkman, a co-founder of “It seems it’s increasing again. That’s a little bit of a...
  • Firefox 1.5.04 fixes 12 security issues

    06/02/2006 4:05:08 AM PDT · by Panerai · 334+ views
    MacNN ^ | 06/01/2006 today released Firefox, an important security update to the open-source browser. The update fixes 12 different security issues, including a privilege escalation using addSelectionListener and XUL persist, website XSS using BOM on UTF-8 pages, file stealing by changing input type, a buffer overflow in crypto.signText() funcion, HTTP response smuggling, and fixes for crashes with potential memory corruption.
  • Mozilla Launches Next Firefox 2.0 Alpha

    05/31/2006 12:21:38 PM PDT · by rightalien · 18 replies · 728+ views
    GOVERNMENT ENTERPRISE ^ | May 30, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Mozilla Corp. on Saturday released the third alpha version of Firefox 2.0, code-named "Bon Echo," with additions that include a built-in anti-phishing feature and suggestions for searches run in Google and Yahoo. The anti-phishing feature in Firefox is courtesy of Google, which released the code for a Firefox extension, or plug-in, to the Mozilla Foundation for use in the browser. As with the two earlier alphas, Mozilla stressed that the early look was intended for "Web application developers and our testing community" only. "Current users of Mozilla Firefox 1.x should not use Bon Echo Alpha 3," the company added in...
  • IE7: Has Firefox Met Its Match?

    05/08/2006 4:05:13 PM PDT · by holymoly · 10 replies · 614+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | May 8, 2006 | Ed Bott
    This time next year, if you find yourself using and liking Internet Explorer 7, thank the volunteers at the Mozilla project. The release of Mozilla Firefox 1.0 roughly 18 months ago marked the beginning of a downhill slide for Internet Explorer in both market share and mindshare. After a series of solid and reliable updates, Firefox is, in nearly every category, a better browser than Internet Explorer 6. The rise of the open source browser was a wake-up call for Microsoft's developers. Having Firefox as a target inspired sweeping changes for Internet Explorer, whose basic interface and core features were...
  • Mozilla Firefox Released

    05/03/2006 10:58:33 AM PDT · by zeugma · 19 replies · 762+ views ^ | 5/3/2006 | Mozilla Foundation
    Mozilla Firefox has been released. This update fixes a publicly disclosed denial of service weakness. All users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. The bugfixes previously planned for Firefox were shifted to, and a quick update was released shortly after the recent release to address the publicly reported issue.
  • Microsoft Tries for Safer Surfing

    04/25/2006 8:23:19 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 9 replies · 453+ views ^ | 4/26/06 | Yuki Noguchi
    Internet users were given a peek yesterday at a revamped version of Microsoft Corporation's Internet Explorer, a response to criticism that the most popular tool for Web surfing and hacking made users vulnerable to the Internet's dangers and caused them to defect to alternative browsers.Earlier versions of Internet Explorer, which comes standard on most Windows computers, are still how most users access and view Web pages. But being the leader in the browser game -- with almost 85 percent market share -- means that it's also the most vulnerable to malicious programs such as viruses, worms and phishing scams. That,...
  • Firefox Released

    04/14/2006 2:52:03 PM PDT · by zeugma · 20 replies · 738+ views ^ | 4/13/2006 | Mozilla.Org
    What's New in Firefox Firefox provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors, and stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer Internet experience for our users. We recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest version. Here's what's new in Firefox Universal Binary support for Mac OS X which provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors. Firefox supports the enhancements to performance introduced by the new MacIntel chipsets. Improvements to product stability. Several security fixes. The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of notable bug...
  • Firefox grabs 10% of browser market

    04/04/2006 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Panerai · 17 replies · 648+ views
    MacNN ^ | 04/04/2006's open-source Firefox browser has grabbed 10 percent of the Web browser market. Data released yesterday by Web audience-measurement firm show that just over 10 percent of users use the Firefox browser, up almost 2.5 percent from from February. Microsoft's Internet Explorer led all browsers with 84.7 percent of users in March, while Apple's Safari browser was third with 3.2 percent. Computerworld reports that "in the past year, Firefox has gained 3.3 percent share while introducing Version 1.5 of the browser with improved features. Internet Explorer has lost 3.9 percent as users wait for Internet Explorer 7, which boasts...
  • Firefox 2.0 alpha set for release

    03/22/2006 6:36:21 AM PST · by Panerai · 18 replies · 2,687+ views
    Cnet ^ | 03/21/2006 | Dawn Kawamoto
    A developers' version of Firefox 2.0 targeted for release Tuesday evening aims to test the back-end infrastructure supporting the browser's new bookmarks, or Places, functionality. Firefox 2.0 Bon Echo Alpha 1, designed to serve as a developer's and tester's preview, focuses on improving access and ease of use for Web site history and bookmarks, according to the Mozilla wiki. The Places functionality aims to consolidate user data formats, as well as improve the capabilities of Live Bookmarks. "The BonEcho Alpha 1 milestone is the first of many developer milestones on the path to Firefox 2," Mike Schroepfer, vice president of...
  • Free software? You can't just give it away

    02/23/2006 7:31:29 AM PST · by N3WBI3 · 232 replies · 1,625+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 21, 2006 | Times Online
    Who could be upset by a scheme that allows free use of software? Well, Gervase Markham has found one Trading Standards officer who is Who could possibly be upset with the Mozilla Foundation for giving away its Firefox browser? One of my roles at the Mozilla Foundation relates to copyright licensing. I'm responsible for making sure that the software we distribute respects the conditions of the free software licences of the underlying code. I'm also the first point of contact for licensing questions. Most of the time, this job involves helping people who want to use our code in their...
  • Will you help me with Mozilla Firefox, please? [Vanity]

    02/03/2006 10:09:58 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 39 replies · 602+ views
    I have seen discussions of folks who know about Mozilla Firefox, and I hope some of you will help me, keeping in mind that I am not very well versed in computer related matters, but my son is. But he is stumped, as well. I use Mozilla Firefox as my search engine. I have the moderate SafeSearch feature on. There are a number of web pages that it pulls up, but when I click the item on the search page, everything that I have pulled up on the internet disappears. Nothing else. Any Word or Excel documents or anything else...
  • Security update out for Firefox 1.5

    02/02/2006 1:24:03 PM PST · by Panerai · 17 replies · 509+ views
    Cnet ^ | 02/02/2006
    Mozilla on Wednesday released an update for Firefox 1.5 that fixes several security flaws and makes other changes aimed at improving the open-source Web browser. The update, Firefox version, patches a total of eight security vulnerabilities. One is deemed "critical" by Mozilla, four are rated "moderate" risk, and three are tagged "low" risk. The more serious flaws could let an attacker take over a system running a vulnerable version of Firefox, according to Mozilla's security alerts. Among the issues tackled is a problem disclosed late last year, which concerns Web pages with an extremely long title that could cause...
  • Firefox achieves 10 percent market share

    01/12/2006 11:31:08 AM PST · by N3WBI3 · 11 replies · 420+ views
    ZdNet ^ | Thursday 12th January 2006 | Ingrid Marson
    Thursday 12th January 2006 Firefox achieves 10 percent market share Ingrid Marson ZDNet UK November 03, 2005, 11:45 GMT Mozilla's Firefox has managed to grab over 10 percent of the Web browser marker with its highest percentage to date, according to Web analytics firm on Tuesday. The company said that Mozilla's browser now has a global market share of 11.5 percent, an increase of 2.8 percentage points since April. Some of this growth is at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has declined by 1.2 percentage points since April, to a market share of 85.5 percent. The popularity...
  • Microsoft drops Mac IE

    12/19/2005 2:51:56 PM PST · by Panerai · 59 replies · 1,612+ views ^ | 12/19/2005 | Colin Barker
    The minority of Mac users still browsing with Internet Explorer need to consider moving to another browser very quickly, as Microsoft plans to discontinue support for IE beginning Dec. 31. The news, which came in a statement on Friday, may not have come as a complete surprise to Mac users: Microsoft announced back in June 2003 that it was ending Mac support for IE. Microsoft has not upgraded the software in three years, leaving IE 5--rather than version 6, which is available for Windows--as the most recent version available to Mac users. While IE for Mac will continue to be...
  • Mozilla Says Firefox 1.5 Bug Not Serious

    12/12/2005 10:15:30 AM PST · by Eagle9 · 28 replies · 1,339+ views
    TechWeb News ^ | December 12, 2005 | Greg Keizer
    Mozilla Corp. has warned users of its newest browser, Firefox 1.5, that a bug in how the software handles extremely long names can make it seem that the computer has crashed. The flaw, however, does not expose users to attack, contrary to earlier reports by researchers. Malicious pages with very long titles--the proof of concept for the pseudo denial-of-service (DoS) attack contained 2.5 million characters--make the browser appear to hang, said Mozilla in an online security advisory, although the software is actually busy processing the name. Once encountered, the very slow start can't be corrected until the site name is...
  • Firefox 1.5 'smashes' 1.0 download stats

    12/01/2005 5:47:28 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 30 replies · 1,092+ views
    ZDnet ^ | 12-1-2005 | Ingrid Marson
    "Wow, in just one day, Firefox 1.5 has already been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. That smashes our 1.0 first day downloads by half a million," said Dotzler in his blog. "If you haven't downloaded Firefox 1.5, get it while it's hot!" This demand appears to be continuing, according to a blog post from Chris Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla. "There are now more than two million people enjoying a better Web experience with Firefox 1.5. Demand continues to be high, greatly exceeding what we saw last year with the release of Firefox 1.0," said Beard. Firefox...
  • Mozilla to release Firefox 1.5 Tuesday

    11/29/2005 6:55:27 AM PST · by Panerai · 147 replies · 3,115+ views
    Macworld ^ | 11/29/2005 | Elizabeth Montalbano
    After a host of test releases and one false start, a new version of the Firefox browser will be ready on Tuesday, according to a media alert issued by the Mozilla Foundation on Monday. Firefox 1.5 will be available for free on Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Pacific Standard Time, at and, according to the open-source group. A complete press release outlining the new features in Firefox 1.5, as well as some additional Mozilla news, will be issued at the time the new version is available. New features in Firefox 1.5 include a better system for updating software, faster navigation...