Web browsers

  • Correction: Firefox vulnerability update

    Correction: Firefox vulnerability update

    Just a quick update on something we posted yesterday concerning a security vulnerability found in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser (see the original post here). First, this incident was NOT a zero day attack, as was originally reported. The exploit was discovered by a group called “The Zero Day Initiative” but was not actually a zero day exploit. According to the Mozilla Security… Read More

  • Firefox 3 downloaded more than 8 million times, record waiting to be officialized

    Firefox 3 downloaded more than 8 million times, record waiting to be officialized

    There was more than 8 million downloads of Firefox 3.0 during a 24-hour period yesterday, making “Download Day” an unqualified success. As I type this, the total number of downloads is 8,846,784. The Mozilla team is currently talking to the Guinness World Record officials about to what degree Firefox set a record. Hickey says the unofficial record for downloads in a 24-hour period is 5… Read More

  • Mozilla’s Firefox 3 is now available

    Mozilla’s Firefox 3 is now available

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  • Happy Firefox 3 Day, everybody

    Happy Firefox 3 Day, everybody

    Today’s the big day. You’ll be able to download Mozilla’s latest web browser at 1PM EDT, 10AM PDT. If you’re the type that likes to open presents early, you can already find direct links to the final browser floating about the web. Me, I like to wait. Hit this link when it’s go-time: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ Photo by Labnol.org Read More

  • Mozilla keeps promise, Firefox 3 here on June 17th

    Mozilla keeps promise, Firefox 3 here on June 17th

    Next Tuesday is Firefox 3 Day, according to Mozilla’s developer news web site. The most recent release candidate was made available on June 5th yesterday, so that’s a pretty quick turnaround – a sign to me that the browser’s definitely stable. I’ve spoken to a number of people who have been using the various Firefox 3 betas and release candidates without very many… Read More

  • Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 available

    Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 available

    Head on over to Mozilla.com to grab the latest release of the almost-finished Firefox 3 if you’ve been keeping up with the various betas and release candidates. The second release candidate should probably be the last one before the browser makes the leap to the final version and word on the street is that this latest iteration is definitely stable enough to use full-time. Firefox 3 Release… Read More

  • Firefox 3 will be finalized in June, says Mozilla

    Firefox 3 will be finalized in June, says Mozilla

    Ah, springtime; when a man’s fancy turns to newer, younger, more nimble versions of popular web browsers. Take Firefox 3, for example. It’ll be here “sometime in June,” Mozilla’s VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer told CNET. Apparently everything’s running relatively smoothly… “We’re in a phase where we’re letting add-ons get a chance to… Read More

  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta download available

    http://on10.net/blogs/larry/21442/player/ There’s a beta version of Microsoft’s forthcoming Internet Explorer 8 web browser now available for download over on Microsoft.com if you’re interested. Most of the new stuff seems to center around right-click context menus. One such feature is called “Activities” which allows you to right-click on something to look up… Read More

  • PayPal warns against using Safari because of its lack of anti-phishing technology

    [photopress:paypalsafari.jpg,full,right] PayPal, darling of the Internet, has warned its users to steer clear of Apple’s Safari Web browser because it doesn’t support anti-phishing technologies. (IE 7 and the upcoming Firefox 3.0 do, however.) Specifically, PayPal says Safari’s lack of support for Extended Validation Certificate, a technology that turns the address bar green when… Read More

  • iPhone getting Flash support soon?

    iPhone getting Flash support soon?

    According to a Gear Live report, Apple iPhone users — and presumably iPod Touch users — will soon be able to enjoy Flash content on their respective devices. Gear Live speculates “that it would be pretty convenient for Flash support to be introduced alongside the iPhone SDK,” so that’s when we might expect to see it introduced. According to the article, Flash support… Read More

 
  • IE more secure than Firefox (according to MS)

    IE more secure than Firefox (according to MS)

    Look, a chart! A chart with numbers on it! There’s a division of Microsoft known as the "Trustworthy Computing Group". That sounds nice. The head of the aforementioned group is Jeff Jones. He says that Internet Explorer has historically needed fewer security fixes than the competition and, as such, IE is the more secure browser. Jones says that Mozilla has had to fix almost 200… Read More

  • Firefox 3: the good, the bad, and the memory usage

    Firefox 3: the good, the bad, and the memory usage

    Mozilla’s Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download if you hadn’t already heard. I took it for a quick spin and found that, on the surface, it’s not a whole lot different than Firefox 2. There are some nice little improvements under the hood here and there but it’s probably not going to be worth using as your everyday browser until it’s been officially released. Read More

  • Mozilla makes free software, plenty of money

    Mozilla makes free software, plenty of money

    For a company that makes its living by producing open source software, Mozilla’s doing quite well for itself. It brought in almost $67 million in 2006, up 26% from the year before. It spent just under $20 million, mostly on its 90-some employees (full and part time) around the world and the necessary infrastructure required to support things like serving up "close to 600,000 Firefox… Read More

  • Safari For Windows Tops 1 Million Downloads In 48 Hours

    Safari For Windows Tops 1 Million Downloads In 48 Hours

    Despite its problems, more than 1 million people downloaded the Safari Web browser for Windows in the first 48 hours of its availability. Apple claims that the browser is the fastest in the whole wide world, but I’ve read a few reports online that suggest otherwise. (Plus, having used it on Mac OS X since its original release, you definitely get the feeling that there’s something… Read More

  • Final Wii Browser Released: Grab It While It's Still Free

    Final Wii Browser Released: Grab It While It's Still Free

    Nintendo released the final version of the Opera Web browser for the Wii on the console Internet Channel. The browser is free until the end of June and brings the wonders of the World Wide Web to TV screens, much like the DreamCast did so many years ago. The final version of the Web browser shows a number of improvements like smoother scrolling and collapsible toolbars. No one said the Opera… Read More