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Mozilla slips 'Do Not Track' header into Firefox nightlies

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theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has uploaded a working prototype of its "Do Not Track" http header into the Firefox nightly builds.

Why Firefox 4 Will Never Pass The Acid3 Test

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conceivablytech.com: Mozilla has responded to complaints that Firefox 4 is not scoring 100/100 points in Ian Hickson’s Acid 3 web standard compliance test. Firefox 4 stands at 97/100 and is unlikely to improve its score.

12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

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maketecheasier.com: One of the most common applications people look for is a desktop email application. Thunderbird from Mozilla is a fantastic replacement for Outlook. Much like Firefox, Thunderbird can be customized with any number of addons. These are 12.

Mozilla’s ‘Home Dash’ is a Dashboard for Your Personal Web

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webmonkey.com: Mozilla Labs has cranked out an interesting new experiment dubbed Home Dash, a Firefox add-on that removes the standard web browser interface — the location bar, search bar and tabs — and leaves behind just a Firefox logo. Click the logo and you’ll be presented with a dashboard where your most-visited sites are found.

Firefox 4 Beta 10 Improves Stability, Uses Less Memory

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  • Firefox 4 Beta 10 Improves Stability, Uses Less Memory
  • How Writing Firefox Extensions Can Scare You Away From Them
  • Opera 11.01 RC2

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 10

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conceivablytech.com: Almost done. Mozilla has just released the tenth beta of its Firefox 4 browser.

Firefox 4 betas 10, 11 planned

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zdnet.com: The Firefox team is playing it safe. There will be at least two more beta releases before a Firefox 4 release candidate is distributed, says one Firefox developer.

Also: Firefox's Linuxy Hardware Acceleration Problem
And: Mozilla's Firefox Do-not-track Feature Doesn't Guarantee Anonymity
And: Best Firefox extensions: Organize your way to a better Firefox

5 reasons why I'm sticking with Firefox

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  • 5 reasons why I'm sticking with Firefox
  • Attention Turns To Open-Source Drivers & Firefox
  • First Look: Firefox 4 Beta 9
  • Reduce the Firefox 4 menu button to an icon in Linux
  • New Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta: A “huge pile of awesome”

How Fast Is Firefox 4?

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conceivablytech.com: Mozilla has the finish line for Firefox 4 in sight: Beta 9 was just released and the first builds of Beta 10 have been posted to the company’s FTP server. There are just over 100 blocking bugs left. The first article of this series focuses on JavaScript performance.

Quick look at Firefox 4

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  • Quick look at Firefox 4 for Qt4
  • Firefox 4 Essentials: What You Need To Know Before Making The Switch
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