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Pimp my Firefox

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Firefox straight 'out of the zip' is ok, but there's a lot you can change, modify and improve. From performance to looks to usability, Firefox tuning gives you the power to make a browser specific to your needs and taste.

Yes, Firefox allows you to easily theme (or skin, as the kids say) your Firefox browser. Some classics? The Woody Firefox for surfer dudes, the Whitehart Firefox for the minimalists, and Littefox for those wanting to see more pixels of the content at the same time. Lastly, if you want your brow-brow to have more bling-bling, checknizz the PimpZilla themenizzle.

Fast is good. Fast and stable is even better. If there's one thing users of Opera and IE can usually win in an argument, it's the idea that Firefox renders ... s-l-o-w. If it was just IE, you could pass it off as IE is built into the underlaying OS for the most part. Opera, though, is an independent and has zippy fast rendering capabilities. In any case, there are Firefox configuration files you can tweak for a smoother browsing experience.

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  • Guilty SPARC: Oracle euthanizes Solaris 12, expunging it from roadmap
    Rumors have been circulating since late last year that Oracle was planning to kill development of the Solaris operating system, with major layoffs coming to the operating system's development team. Others speculated that future versions of the Unix platform Oracle acquired with Sun Microsystems would be designed for the cloud and built for the Intel platform only and that the SPARC processor line would meet its demise. The good news, based on a recently released Oracle roadmap for the SPARC platform, is that both Solaris and SPARC appear to have a future. The bad news is that the next major version of Solaris—Solaris 12— has apparently been canceled, as it has disappeared from the roadmap. Instead, it's been replaced with "Solaris 11.next"—and that version is apparently the only update planned for the operating system through 2021.
  • Oracle Finally Confirms It's Canning Solaris 12
    At the beginning of December there were rumors of Oracle canning Solaris and now that's finally been confirmed by Oracle more or less as they will not be delivering Solaris 12. According to Ars, they got confirmation from Oracle that they will not be going ahead with Solaris 12 as planned. Solaris 12 has been canceled and wiped off their roadmap. Oracle is said to be working on a "Solaris.next", but no details yet. This "Solaris.next" is also reportedly the only planned Solaris update through 2021.

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