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Firefox Developers Looking for Testers

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maximumpc.com: Firefox development has always been a bit on the slow side. The wait between versions isn’t as bad as Internet Explorer, but it’s a snail’s pace compared to Google. Following the release of Firefox 4, Mozilla made a commitment to its users to move to a rapid release schedule. More aggressive timelines means more help is needed to help squash bugs.

Firefox 5 Beta Is Here, What’s New?

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ghacks.net: The first beta of the upcoming version 5 of Firefox has been released to the public. The release has been delayed by a few days which is a short time considering the delays during Firefox 4 development. The accelerated development cycle is now almost in full swing. So what’s new in Firefox 5?

Mozilla Plans End to Firefox 3.5

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  • Mozilla Plans End to Firefox 3.5 With Firefox 5 Beta on Horizon
  • Firefox 6 Gets URL Bar Upgrade

Free 'Browser in a Box' Runs Firefox 4 with Ultra Security

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pcworld.com: Security is an oft-debated topic in the ongoing browser wars, but there's no denying that malware is a common problem for all of the leading contenders. A new solution launched this week by German Sirrix AG, however, uses Firefox 4, Linux and virtualization to create what it calls a "browser in a box."

Mozilla Halts Updates For Firefox 3.5

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conceivablytech.com: Mozilla is currently preparing to phase out Firefox 3.5 and said that it will not release further major updates for the browser version.

Merge dates vs release dates

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mozilla.org: The schedule on the rapid release process specifics document generally focuses on merge dates. There is some confusion as to what to expect on those dates, so hopefully this post will make it clear.

SeaMonkey: More Than Just a Firefox Clone

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linuxinsider.com: For me, using multiple browsers is part of my work style. On all of my computers, I switch among several browsers, and I keep finding reasons to come back to SeaMonkey. This latest version is a drastic retooling.

Mozilla Removes User Limit From Firefox 5

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  • Mozilla Removes User Limit From Firefox 5 Beta
  • Mozilla Aurora - There will be blood - and fun
  • Dotzler: don't let them* re-define open

Mozilla Firefox 4 Review

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  • Mozilla Firefox 4 Review: A powerful browser in the making
  • Firefox 4 — a major update

Why We Need Firefox

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  • Why We Need Firefox
  • Firefox 6 Should Sort Out Linux GPU Acceleration
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