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Speed Dial Coming In Firefox 9

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digitizor.com: Speed Dial is a feature first introduced by Opera almost four years. It is basically a grid of the top websites you visit. From my experience, this is a very convenient way to get to my favorite websites after firing up the browser.

Rapid Release Process

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lizardwrangler.com: Recently Mozilla implemented a rapid release process, where we release a version of Firefox every 6 weeks. This has involved changing a number of our processes. It’s also raised some new issues.

Firefox's Tablet UI Scheduled for Firefox 9 Integration

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tomsguide.com: Firefox 6 may have been just released, but I have to admit that versions 7, 8 and 9 may be much more interesting from the end user's point of view.

Firefox 7 beta brings major cuts in memory usage

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theinquirer.net: Just days after Mozilla released Firefox 6, the clock is already ticking on Firefox 7, which tipped up in the Firefox beta channel yesterday. There are all the usual improvements, but none of those really matter because theres one important improvement that isn't even visible to the user.

Firefox 6: 4 Reasons to Upgrade

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  • Firefox 6: 4 Reasons to Upgrade
  • Firefox 6 is Out… But Does Anyone Care?
  • Firefox 6 patches 10 dangerous security holes
  • At Version 6, Firefox Stabilizes And Turns Into Gmail
  • Chase.com goes down, but only for Firefox users

Firefox 6: Is it really faster?

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  • Firefox 6: Is it really faster?
  • Firefox 6 ships, but we shouldn't really pay attention

Mozilla Releases Firefox 6, for Real

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  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 6, for Real
  • Mozilla launches Firefox 6 with tasty treats for developers
  • Mozilla wants to hide Firefox version numbers from users
  • Deactivate Multiple Firefox Add-Ons
  • Firefox releases get smaller, as do Internet Explorer cakes

Network admins reeling from repeated Firefox upgrades

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  • Network admins stunned and reeling from repeated Firefox upgrades
  • After Early Post, Firefox 6.0 Launch Goes Official Today

The New Firefox Permissions Manager

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  • Mozilla Firefox 6 Final Now Available For Download
  • The New Firefox Permissions Manager
  • The GPU Acceleration Situation In Firefox 6

Firefox 7 Might Use 50 to 75 Percent More Memory

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technorati.com: In a statement released today, the Mozilla Foundation announced that for all future versions of Firefox, starting with version 7 which is still under development, reducing memory leaks will no longer be a priority – not at all, actually.

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  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
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  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
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    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.