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Bend the New Browser to Your Will

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  • Firefox 4 Tips: Bend the New Browser to Your Will
  • 3 Best Ways To Speed Up Firefox 4 Browser

15 handy Firefox 4 tips and tricks

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techradar.com: From complete control over tabs to better bookmarking, these Firefox 4 tips will help you make the most of it.

Also: Firefox 5 Preview Available, Stable On April 13

My review of Firefox 4

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  • My review of Firefox 4
  • Firefox 4 Has Already Become More Popular Than IE9
  • Firefox 4 Review Round-Up: Critics Weigh In
  • Firefox 4: at a glance

Benchmark battle: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

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cnet.com: CNET put the latest stable versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer through a gauntlet of benchmarks that considered JavaScript and HTML5 performance, as well as boot times and memory usage.

4 reasons to love Firefox 4

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  • Four reasons to love Firefox 4
  • Firefox 4 Secures HTTPS
  • Firefox 4 Offers Enhanced Security
  • 5 Awesome Updates to Firefox 4
  • With Firefox 4 and Opera, It's Raining Browsers

Firefox 4 Gains Features, Loses Charm

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  • Firefox 4 Gains Features, Loses Charm
  • we're upgrading the web
  • Firefox infographic – The road leading up to Firefox 4
  • About Firefox 4

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox in HTML5 Duel

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eweek.com: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox's latest Web browser versions include increased support for the HTML5 Web programming language.

11 Must-Have Add-Ons for Firefox 4

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  • 11 Must-Have Add-Ons for Firefox 4
  • Asa Dotzler: why we do what we do how we do
  • Old Add-ons not working on Firefox 4? Workaround
  • IE9 vs Chrome 10 vs Firefox 4 vs Opera 11.01 vs Safari 5 - The BIG browser benchmark

Firefox 4- needs polish

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  • Firefox 4- needs polish
  • Why Firefox 4 Is Winning the Browser Battle
  • Firefox Four: Day One

What To Expect In Firefox 5 & Firefox 6?

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  • What To Expect In Firefox 5 & Firefox 6?
  • Why I Think All Browsers Will Survive
  • Ars reviews Firefox 4
  • Why Firefox WILL survive
  • Firefox 4 Sync step-by-step
  • Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18 security updates available
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Why Is Microsoft Showing So Much Interest In Linux? [Ed: Someone needs to explain to Mathew Lodge what EEE is and how it works. Is the Linux Foundation (including Rorvalds as well) still permitted to criticise Microsoft or is it frowned upon internally?]
  • Linux on the Mac — state of the union
    The MacBook Pro introduction in October caused unusually negative reactions among professional users due to the realization that Apple no longer caters equally to casual and professional customers as it had in the past [YouTube video]. Instead, the company appears to be following an iOS-focused, margin-driven strategy that essentially relegates professionals to a fringe group. This has well-known developers such as Salvatore Sanfilippo (of the Redis project) consider a move back to Linux. Perhaps that's a good moment to look at the current state of Mac hardware support in the kernel. While Macs are x86 systems, they possess various custom chips and undocumented quirks that the community needs to painstakingly reverse-engineer.
  • How well does the Linux kernel support Mac hardware?
    There is an interesting subset of Linux users that prefer to run it on a Mac. Yes, a Mac. That might seem odd given how Apple is known for its closed ecosystems and high cost hardware, but the Linux on Mac folks really do exist out there. But how well does the Linux kernel support Mac hardware? LWN.net has a “state of the union” article for Linux on the Mac that could be quite helpful if you are thinking about installing Linux on your Mac.
  • New Kernel Vulnerability Allows Local Root For Unprivileged Processes
    There is yet another new Linux kernel vulnerability being disclosed today that allows for unprivileged processes to gain kernel code execution abilities. This new vulnerability is CVE-2016-8655 but it doesn't seem to be getting too much attention yet. CVE-2016-8655 comes down to a race condition within the af_packet.c code for gaining local root access. The researcher that found it was able to write an exploit to gain root shell on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system and defeats SMEP/SMAP protection too.
  • Avoiding CVE-2016-8655 with systemd
    Just a quick note: on recent versions of systemd it is relatively easy to block the vulnerability described in CVE-2016-8655 for individual services. Since systemd release v211 there's an option RestrictAddressFamilies= for service unit files which takes away the right to create sockets of specific address families for processes of the service. In your unit file, add RestrictAddressFamilies=~AF_PACKET to the [Service] section to make AF_PACKET unavailable to it (i.e. a blacklist), which is sufficient to close the attack path. Safer of course is a whitelist of address families whch you can define by dropping the ~ character from the assignment. Here's a trivial example:
  • The Best Features Of The Linux 4.9 Kernel

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