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Happy 6th Birthday Firefox!

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blog.mozilla.com: “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” The Mozilla community is excited to celebrate the 6th birthday of Firefox, the Web browser of choice for nearly 400 million people worldwide.

Happy birthday Firefox!

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Six years ago today, (9 November 2004), Firefox 1.0 hit the servers.

GNOME's Stormy Peters Leaves for Mozilla

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stormyscorner.com: I am really sad to say that I am leaving my paid position as Executive Director. It’s been really hard to write this blog post because I really don’t want to leave. However, I’ve been offered a great opportunity to work on the open web at Mozilla.

Mozilla: 10 Bugs Left In Firefox 4 Beta 7

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conceivablytech.com: They may be serious this time: Mozilla just announced that there are only 10 bugs left to fix in the current pre-release version of the Firefox 4 Beta 7. It appears that the software could be released to the public within two weeks.

Does Firefox Tuning Make Firefox Faster?

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conceivablytech.com: Firefox has a somewhat hidden configuration area that enables users to adjust certain features of the browser. It this feature that you will have to access when you stumble across Firefox tuning tips that have been posted for years across the web. Do they work?

Get a Feel of Firefox 4 in Ubuntu

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techdrivein.com: Firefox 4 is all over over the news and the funny thing is, Firefox 4 final release has not even happened yet. Firefox 4 beta 6 was released recently and it boasts of key performance improvements and a number of new and useful features like Tab Candy. Let's do a quick look.

Firefox 3.6.12 and 3.5.15 security updates now available

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mozilla.org: Firefox 3.6.12 and Firefox 3.5.15 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to these latest releases to stay secure.

Also: Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6.12 and Delays 4.0
And: What's the matter with Firefox these days?

Mozilla delays Firefox 4 release until 2011

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computerworld.com: Mozilla today announced that it will delay the release of Firefox 4 until 2011. The decision comes after several weeks of stalled progress on Firefox 4 Beta 7.

12-year-old finds critical Firefox flaw, earns $3,000

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zdnet.com/blog: The security researcher who found and reported this critical buffer overflow and memory corruption vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser is none other than Alex Miller, a 12-year-old boy who earned a $3,000 bounty for his discovery.

Firefox: are we fast yet?

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mozillazine.org: Last week we moved ahead of Apple's Nitro engine and today we move ahead of Google's V8 engine. That gives Mozilla's Spidermonkey JavaScript engine (including the Tracemonkey and JägerMonkey JITs) the fastest Sunspider scores on the planet!

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Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.