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First look to Firefox 3.5 RC2

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Moz/FF If you’ve been following Firefox 3.5 development you may realize there was no RC1 as expected. In fact, this is a new approach Mozilla is taking for this stage.

Firefox 3.5 RC2: A Quick First Look

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Moz/FF Mozilla today released Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate 2, which you can download from Mozilla's Web site. Release Candidate 2 is the first version of Firefox 3.5 that average users might want to run, since it's faster and more stable than the beta versions were. Firefox 3.5 boasts a number of significant changes.

Firefox 3.5 Allows Watch Videos Without Adobe Flash Plugin

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.5, which is now a very stable beta, is faster than earlier versions, and most importantly, it embraces open-source video standards and treats videos like web pages (you can’t do any of that with Flash). If this takes off, Flash video could become history.

Advanced Firefox Configuration

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  • Advanced Firefox Configuration

  • 11 million downloads in 3 days
  • Top 6 Firefox Add-ons For The Movie Freak
  • Asa Dotzler on The History of Firefox Extensions
  • Why Mozilla could beat IE in a European ground war

FireFox 3.5, Plugins and The Meaning of Life

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Moz/FF FireFox 3.5 is due out by the end of June and includes some pretty interesting new features--and not a moment too soon. I hate plugins. Hate them. They are the bane of my online existence. Why do I need plugins?

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 Released

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Moz/FF The Mozilla team has released version 3.0.11 of the Firefox web browser. The update seems to be a security and stability update if the beta release notes can be trusted.

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