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Firefox, the king of web browsers

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: After Microsoft killed Netscape, there was no serious competitor to Internet Explorer in the browser wars. For years, Microsoft lorded its dominance of the web browser market. Then along came Firefox, the open source web browser that took the world by storm.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Firefox 3.0.1

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blogs.zdnet.com: So, how does Microsoft’s latest beta release of Internet Explorer 8 compare Mozilla’s Firefox 3.0.1 in terms of speed? Let’s find out in this quick head-to-head!

mozilla/firefox stuff

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  • Firefox extension protects against man-in-the-middle attacks

  • Mozilla garners praise over Firefox security feature
  • 10 Firefox add-ons for better browsing
  • Firefox 3 Breaks Records, Then Itself
  • Firefox 3.1 "three times faster" than predecessor
  • Top 10 Firefox add-ons
  • about:mozilla - Aug 26

Introducing Ubiquity

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mozilla.com: You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to. You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a web-mail service, mapping the address on a map site, searching for reviews on the restaurant on a search engine, and finally copying all links into the message being composed. Enter Ubiquity.

Firefox 2 about to get a major update

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mozilla.org: Starting a little later tonight, users with the latest version of Firefox 2 will be getting an offer to update to Firefox 3. If you’re running Firefox 2.0.0.17 you will see the offer in the next couple of days, though if you’re eager you can always “Check for Updates” in the “Help” menu.

Also: Mozilla Firefox browser gets security boost

Better bookmark tagging with HandyTag, Tagmarks, and TagSifter

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linux.com: The bookmark tagging feature introduced in Firefox 3 is not particularly difficult in use: when bookmarking a Web page, enter the tags you like into the Tags field of the bookmarking dialog window and you are pretty much done. Tagging provides a more flexible way of keeping track of bookmarks than traditional folders.

Mozilla turbocharges Firefox, touts major speed gains

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computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. said Friday it has added the fruits of a two-month JavaScript turbo power project to the latest preview of its next browser, Firefox 3.1, that boosts some benchmark speeds by nearly 40 times over Firefox 3.0.

Debating the Firefox SSL Certificate

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pcworld.com: Debate is reaching a fever pitch over a new security feature in Firefox 3.0 that throws out a warning page to users when a Web site's SSL certificate is expired or has not been issued by a trusted third party.

Finding tabs with the awesome bar?

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mozillalinks.org: If it’s not rare for you to have 20, 30 or 40 tabs opened at a time, you know how much of a burden it can be to get back to the one you need.

Mozilla names best Firefox 3 add-ons

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computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third "Extend Firefox" contest, an annual competition that recognizes the year's best Firefox add-ons.

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