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Firefox 4.0.1 fixes several security issues

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  • Firefox 4.0.1 fixes several security issues
  • Firefox gets faster on Linux
  • Mozilla Fixes Vulnerabilities in Firefox 4

10 Must-Have Free Firefox 4 Add-Ons

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pcworld.com: As appealing as Firefox 4 is, it could be better at searching, keeping information secure, and performing other important tasks. Each of these freebies adds to the browser's functionality and ease of use.

Mozilla overhauling Firefox graphics, JavaScript

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  • Mozilla overhauling Firefox graphics, JavaScript
  • Firefox AwesomeBar HD, Nothing That I Want

Note to Mozilla: Guilt is not a business model

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theregister.co.uk: lthough people often contribute to charities because "it's the right thing to do," they rarely give to businesses on this basis. That's why it's strange to see industries turn to "guilt trips as business models," as GigaOm's Matthew Ingram terms newspapers' recent business-model experiments.

FireFox 4 Scaling Well

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davelargo.blogspot: There is always a period of time after you requisition hardware that you are a little nervous about performance. Very happy to report that Firefox is scaling very well and we have jumped over the magic number of 100 concurrent users in FF.

Firefox 4: A Review

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thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu: Popular web browser Firefox unveiled its newest iteration, dubbed ‘Firefox 4: Tecumseh’, free for download just last month. It introduced several new features, as well as several major improvements on already extant features like Tab Groups and App Tabs. Here’s a quick review.

Firefox developer to open San Francisco office

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sfgate.com: Mozilla, the developer of the popular Firefox web browser, will open its first San Francisco office this summer, bolstering the city's growing renown as a technology hub.

Firefox needs heavy hitter Linux power

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theregister.co.uk: In the past 20 years Linux has moved from Linus Torvalds' personal hobby to an industry-dominating force, reshaping the server, embedded, and mobile markets. Linux's growth wasn't fueled on the fumes of peace, love, and late-night pizza orders.

Why Firefox Rapid Release Schedule Is a Bad Idea

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pcworld.com: Mozilla has committed to a more aggressive release schedule for the Firefox Web browser. There were nearly three years between the launch of Firefox 3 and Firefox 4, but Firefox 5 is expected to be introduced in a matter of months at the end of June. There are some benefits to the rapid release schedule, but also some potential pitfalls.

Also: Firefox 5 Preview – More Social, UI & Tab Updates

Firefox 4 Is Faster, Cleaner, More Secure

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informationweek.com: The latest version of the open-source Mozilla Web browser has finally arrived and it is a welcome upgrade. Firefox 4 includes a revamped look and feel, faster performance, strong standards support, and enhanced privacy controls.

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According to a Reddit thread, a Chromebook user recently spotted a new Terminal app added to the app drawer when running on the latest Chrome OS Dev channel. Clicking the icon would apparently prompt the user to install the Terminal app, which requires about 200 MB of disk space. The installation prompt notes the fact that the Terminal app can be used to develop on your Chromebook. It also suggests that users will be able to run native apps and command-line tools seamlessly and securely. Considering the fact that Chrome OS is powered by the Linux kernel, this can only mean one thing. Read more