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Four Things Firefox Could Learn from IE

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Moz/FF It’s popular to hate on IE8, and easy to do! But the truth is, Firefox could take a few cues from stodgy old Internet Explorer.

Seven Firefox Plug-ins That Improve Online Privacy

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Moz/FF As strange as it might sound, there are times when I wish for the old days of the Internet circa the early 1990's. The days of Mosaic and Lynx, where there was no Flash, no Javascript and no Java. A simpler time where protecting your privacy and security wasn't as essential as it is today.

Firefox 3.6.2 Coming March 30th - Where is 3.6.1?

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Moz/FF From the 'What Happened to Firefox 3.6.1?' files: No, that's not a typo. Mozilla is currently scheduled to release its next open source Firefox browser version 3.6.2 on March 30th.

Mozilla Public License to get overhaul in 2010

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Moz/FF The 10-year-old Mozilla Public License will be updated by the end of 2010. It appears that the higher ups want the language updated, the terms simplified and the license modernized.

Firefox alpha dons Flash flack jacket

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Moz/FF Mozilla has pushed out a Firefox developer preview that runs Adobe Flash and other plug-ins as a separate process, hoping to prevent crashing plug-ins from crashing the browser proper.

Hear that Mozilla Drumbeat? No, Me Neither

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: A few months ago, I wrote about Mozilla's new Drumbeat campaign, "a global community of people and projects using technology to help internet users understand, participate and take control of their online lives."

3D Graphics Capability for Firefox

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  • Researchers Develop 3D Graphics Capability for Firefox
  • Mozilla issues new Firefox test release

Are Firefox’s glory days behind it?

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Moz/FF Firefox has, for a long time, been gaining ground in the Web browser wars, eating in to Internet Explorer’s still-sizable lead all the while. But no longer.

Elements of Firefox overhaul arrive for testing

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Moz/FF Mozilla, faced with new competitive pressures, has begun work on three separate, significant changes to Firefox.

some shorts:

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  • Podcasts in Amarok 2.3
  • Firefox is really stupid
  • PCLOS 2010 Beta 1 Coming soon
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