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Blazing fast Firefox 4 beta 7 impresses

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  • Blazing fast Firefox 4 beta 7 impresses
  • Your guide to Firefox 4 and its shiny new features
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  • Firefox 4 Beta 7: Moving Toward Completion
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Firefox 4 gets much, much faster

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cnet.com: One of the major components essential for the future of Firefox just landed in the beta build of the browser, and it gives the open-source browser the page-rendering speed boost that it had been lacking.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 Released, Feature Complete

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ghacks.net: The Mozilla team seems to be back on track with the release of the seventh beta of the upcoming web browser Firefox 4. The release marks a milestone in the development as this is the first feature complete release of version 4.

Also: Mozilla vs the World

Mozilla Firefox: a look at six years of better browsing

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thepcreport.net: Today marks the 6th birthday of the popular Mozilla Firefox internet browser. Taken up from the source code of the Netscape browser, Firefox powers on through today to serve more than 400 million (and 45% of The PC Report’s readers) in performing just what it’s built for.

Happy 6th Birthday Firefox!

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blog.mozilla.com: “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” The Mozilla community is excited to celebrate the 6th birthday of Firefox, the Web browser of choice for nearly 400 million people worldwide.

Happy birthday Firefox!

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Six years ago today, (9 November 2004), Firefox 1.0 hit the servers.

GNOME's Stormy Peters Leaves for Mozilla

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stormyscorner.com: I am really sad to say that I am leaving my paid position as Executive Director. It’s been really hard to write this blog post because I really don’t want to leave. However, I’ve been offered a great opportunity to work on the open web at Mozilla.

Mozilla: 10 Bugs Left In Firefox 4 Beta 7

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conceivablytech.com: They may be serious this time: Mozilla just announced that there are only 10 bugs left to fix in the current pre-release version of the Firefox 4 Beta 7. It appears that the software could be released to the public within two weeks.

Does Firefox Tuning Make Firefox Faster?

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conceivablytech.com: Firefox has a somewhat hidden configuration area that enables users to adjust certain features of the browser. It this feature that you will have to access when you stumble across Firefox tuning tips that have been posted for years across the web. Do they work?

Get a Feel of Firefox 4 in Ubuntu

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techdrivein.com: Firefox 4 is all over over the news and the funny thing is, Firefox 4 final release has not even happened yet. Firefox 4 beta 6 was released recently and it boasts of key performance improvements and a number of new and useful features like Tab Candy. Let's do a quick look.

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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
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Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
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