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Please Mozilla, Let Me Disable Firefox Panorama

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ghacks.net: I may be a bit old fashioned when it comes to changes in new versions of my favorite web browser Firefox. But Firefox developers lately seem to have concentrated much of their energy on making changes to the graphical user interface and the user’s interaction with the browser.

Firefox 4 beta review

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linuxuser.co.uk: Firefox is catching up to Internet Explorer in terms of market share, having already passed it in features years ago, but Google Chrome is nipping at its heels. Can Firefox 4 restore its glory?

Firefox 4beta is Horrible

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speely.wordpress: It’s soooooo sloooooow. Every page takes longer to load in FF4b6. I don’t know how they messed that one up: Mozilla won’t win any speed awards for Firefox 4.

Firefox, What I Would Like To See

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ghacks.net: Firefox is my default web browser, which can be mainly attributed to its amazing add-on support and customizability. The following list is my Firefox wish list, changes that I would like to see in the web browser.

Also: Firefox 4 vs. Internet Explorer 9 - Head on!

How Firefox Panorama and Aza Raskin will shape the Web

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downloadsquad.com: When I visited the Mozilla offices in Mountain View, California, I met with three very important Mozillans. Together, they form the spearhead that drives both the creative vision and development of Firefox.

Also: Mitchell Baker on This Week in Asia podcast

More Delays For Firefox 4 Feature Freeze Release

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conceivablytech.com: It appears as if Mozilla will not be able to finalize the crucial Firefox 4 Beta 7 release this month. Once more, Mozilla is delaying the release of the Beta that will have all features of the final version of Firefox 4.

8 essential privacy extensions for Firefox

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computerworld.com: They say privacy doesn't exist on the Web -- but that doesn't mean you can't try to safeguard your personal information. Our computers are loaded with details about our personal and business lives, and it's definitely not acceptable to reveal them haphazardly. With hackers becoming ever more sophisticated, you have to take precautions.

Firefox 4 struggling to reach finishing line

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pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla may release an eighth beta of Firefox 4 before heading to Release Candidate, as the open-source developer struggles to get the new browser out of the door.

An Early Look At Firefox 4

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conceivablytech.com: It is not really a big secret anymore that Mozilla is working on getting its Firefox 4 browser out the door, and we have had plenty of betas (six so far) of the evolving new browser. Here is our first impression.

Firefox 4 beta 7 dev going slow, RC1 not due until late October

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zdnet.com: The Mozilla team is making progress on the next generation of Firefox but it may not be ready for prime time until the holiday season.

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