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Review: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 adds speed and privacy

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computerworld.com: Firefox 3.1 may only be a point release -- from 3.0 to 3.1 -- but its just-released Beta 2 version is a good indication that the final release will be a must-have upgrade for anyone using Firefox.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Live, Mozilla Already Eyeing Beta 3

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crn.com: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 was released to the public Monday, but Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox development, said that Mozilla is already targeting Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 for a February 2009 release.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 now available for download

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mozilla.org: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1.

10 Great Thunderbird Addons You Must-have

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makeuseof.com: More than a year back, Aibek has written a great list of 35 must-have thunderbird addons. Since then, a lot of great addons have been created and some of the older addons have also evolved to become a better one.

The Mozilla Community Store is here!

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blog.mozilla.com: This morning we announced the launch of the Mozilla Community Store, a new open source approach to our t-shirt creation process that allows anyone to submit their original designs and make them publicly available for purchase.

Firefox Nightly Beats Chrome in Speed, Webkit Beats Both

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linuxhaxor.net: We already knew that Firefox nighty beats Chrome in speed, the gap is getting wider with the latest Firefox builds (3.2a1pre). On the other hand webkit developers are quietly tweaking away its SquirrelFish engine for javascript speed increase.

Microsoft's Firefox surprise

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news.zdnet.co.uk: Microsoft's announcement of an OOXML plug-in for Firefox is one of those intriguing moments when a tiny piece of the future sprouts through the winter soil.

Mozilla slates second Firefox 3.0 auto-update this week

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computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. said today that it will take another stab this week at convincing users running older versions of its Firefox browser to update to Version 3.0.

10 essential Firefox add-ons

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manilastandardtoday.com: ONE of the cool things about Firefox is that you can customize the browser with third-party add-ons to make it work better for you.

Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

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  • Firefox sails past 20% market share, IE drops below 70%

  • Mozilla Foundation and 2010 Goals
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