Browser market share sees Chrome growing, Firefox stalled

Chrome is rapidly establishing itself as the third browser and statistics suggest that it is the browser benefiting from Internet Explorer’s losses. Although data from the companies that sample browser usage on the web is not inherently reliable on its own, when the same trend is apparent from different sampling techniques, it becomes notable. According […]

What does the future hold for Firefox?

Firefox was always the coolest browser but it is rapidly losing that crown to Google’s Chrome I’ve been a fan of Firefox for the longest time. Over the years I have faithfully installed just about every version of the open source browser and, while I chopped and changed between e-mail clients, web-editors and word processors, […]

The WebGL Battle in the Great Browser Wars

Even on the sunniest, most peaceful days here in the Linux blogosphere, it’s a pretty safe bet that the Great Browser Wars are still being waged somewhere, whether or not we can actually overhear the particular skirmish of the moment. Last week, however, the din of the battle roared loud enough for all to hear […]

Mozilla Delivers New Version of Firefox – First Web Browser to Support Do Not Track on Multiple Platforms

Mozilla, a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better, today released a new version of Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The new version of Firefox comes on the heels of the wildly successful release of Firefox 4, which had more than 200 million downloads on Windows, Mac and Linux and […]

Firefox 3.6.18 security update now available

As part of Mozilla’s ongoing security and stability update process, Firefox 3.6.18 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version, Firefox […]

Webconverger 8 based on Artax

Webconverger 8 allows you to deploy Firefox 4.0.1 in a kiosk environment. This release uses a lot of upto date Debian packages from Progress Linux. Between 7.2 to 8.0 there are several highlights such as: Firefox 4.0.1 Updated Adobe flash to 10.3.181.26 2.6.39 linux kernel A few extra locales, like South African English This ISO’s […]

Download Firefox 5 Final for Linux

Ladies and gentlemen, a few minutes ago (June 20th) Mozilla unleashed the stable version of the highly anticipated Mozilla Firefox 5.0 web browser for Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Yes! The final version of Firefox 5 is finally here, and it brings support for CSS animations, which will lead to amazing Web experiences. It […]

After a Few Short Months, Firefox 4 Is Mozilla’s Leading Browser Version

As Mozilla continues to contend with claimed performance problems with its new Firefox 4 browser (although some reader responses to our post on the matter argue that there are none), it is achieving new milestones. According to data from StatCounter, which specializes in web analytics, the Firefox 4 browser claimed a hefty 14.2 percent of […]

Firefox 6 arrives in Aurora Channel

The Mozilla Project development team has announced the release of Firefox Aurora 6, a pre-release version of what will become Firefox 6.0. According to the developers, the release in the Aurora channel (Mozilla’s new Firefox ‘Dev’ channel) includes a number of new features intended to give users and web developers “more control over their browsing […]

Firefox 5 Beta now available for download

Mozilla has successfully reached the beta milestone in its new Rapid Release Cycle strategy that aims release new Firefox versions about every 18 weeks, instead of uncertain feature-oriented, when-it-is-done approach used in the past, that while it has worked ok in the past, is too slow for today web development speed with a lot of […]

Firefox 3.5 forced upgrade coming soon

With Firefox 4 released not too long ago and Firefox 5 supposed to be released on June 21st. The firefox train is moving full speed ahead, the laggers are dealt with in an aggressive manner as well. There seems to be 12 million users still on Firefox 3.5, that’s still a significant amount of users. […]

Firefox 4 gets first update

Mozilla has released the first update for Firefox 4. Firefox 4.0.1 comes with fixes for three security vulnerabilities, two of them labeled as critical, so you are encouraged to update as soon as possible. Another 50 bugs have been fixed for the update as well, including one related to large PDF files (>5MB) not correctly […]

Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.5.18 security updates now available

Firefox 3.6.16 and Firefox 3.5.18 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://firefox.com. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version, Firefox 4. Firefox 4: http://firefox.com Firefox […]

Firefox 3.6.15 compatibility update now available

Firefox 3.6.15 is now available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://firefox.com. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version, Firefox 3.6.15. We strongly recommend that all Firefox […]

Firefox 3.6.14 and 3.5.17 security updates now available

Firefox 3.6.14 and Firefox 3.5.17 are now available as free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux from http://firefox.com. As always, we recommend that users keep up to date with the latest stability and support versions of Firefox, and encourage all our users to upgrade to the very latest version, Firefox 3.6.14. Firefox 3.6.14: http://firefox.com Firefox […]

Mozilla Official Says Internet Explorer 9 is Two Years Too Late

Delivering solid proof that open source browsers are leading innovation in the browser arena, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have carved deeply into Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser market share over the past couple of years, and now the folks behind Firefox are practically delivering a eulogy for Internet Explorer. With Mozilla’s majorly updated Firefox 4 […]

Mozilla issues Firefox 4 beta 10

Two weeks after releasing Firefox 4 beta 9, the Mozilla Project has issued a tenth beta for version 4.0 of its open source Firefox web browser. According to a post on the mozilla.dev.planning Google Group, the developers plan to release one more beta version, Firefox 4 Beta 11, before the end of the month; this […]

Mozilla Firms Up Plans for Firefox 4 Final Release

Mozilla continues to ramp up development of its next big release of the Firefox browser: version 4. Many of us are now running the Beta 9 version, which is very stable but still going through some bug fixes. Mozilla has been actively seeking input on Beta 9 of Firefox 4, and has obviously gotten a […]

“Do not track” – Mozilla advocates new data protection standard

Online advertising networks use cookies to recognise internet users and serve them tailored advertising. Users can defend against this practice by deleting cookies, not accepting cookies, or setting an opt-out cookie, which declares that they do not want their online activity to be tracked. All of these options have the disadvantage that the surfer has […]

Firefox’s Linuxy Hardware Acceleration Problem

Linux and Firefox have long been a winning combination, but recently a snag came up that threw their future into question. Firefox 4′s much-anticipated hardware acceleration features were evident in the ninth beta — but not on Linux. “We tried enabling OpenGL on Linux, and discovered that most Linux drivers are so disastrously buggy (think […]