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A Third Of The World Is Now Using Google Chrome

Google Chrome is immensely popular with its browser market share constantly rising each month. After beating out Internet Explorer back in May, it has been on a slow rise to world domination since. After a successful July, Chrome is now a third of the way toward that goal. The monthly StatCounter results came in today and the results aren’t that …

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Firefox Users Have Downloaded 3 Billion Add-Ons Since 2004

One of the major things that people like to complain about in Firefox is that their add-ons don’t work. An ex-Mozilla staffer confirmed the hate when he revealed that most users complain about their add-ons being incompatible after each new update. Add-ons are also the source of massive memory leaks in Firefox. Despite all the headaches that add-ons give us, …

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Excited About Firefox OS? Start Testing It Now

Mozilla is officially getting into the OS business early next year with Firefox OS, the new name for the long-time coming Boot 2 Gecko project. The operating system will run on smartphones and be entirely dependent upon HTML5 for all of its apps. Mozilla is now offering developers a chance to try out the Firefox OS on desktop first before …

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Firefox 15 Will Finally Fix Memory Leaks Caused By Add-Ons

Firefox 14 just came out earlier this week and brought some pretty neat stuff with it. At the time, I didn’t think that Firefox 15 would bring anything too groundbreaking to the digital table. I was wrong. One of the major problems with current builds of Firefox is that some add-ons can cause massive memory leaks that forces the browser …

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Firefox 14 Launches With Secure Search

Firefox 13 may have been the most substantial release of Firefox since moving to the new rapid release process and it will probably be the last one we’ll see for a while. The launch of Firefox 14 on Tuesday only brought a few new updates, but what’s there is good. The big update for Firefox 14 is that Google searches …

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Ex-Mozilla Employee Knows Why Firefox Is Losing To Chrome

It’s no secret that Firefox is losing the browser wars to Google Chrome. Everybody loves the simplicity and ease of use that Chrome brings with it. I would use Chrome if I didn’t have Waterfox and its wonderful 64-bit version of Firefox. It turns out that even a former Mozilla employee, Jono DiCarlo, recognizes this and lays out what he …

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Take A Journey Through Four Years Of The Browser Wars

Oh how things have changed since 2008, when most of the world was browsing the web via Internet Explorer. It’s no secret that IE has been leaking market share over the past few years, but now we have a pretty visualization that shows exactly how the globe became a little less reliant on Microsoft’s revolutionary web browser. Ok, “a little …

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Mozilla Leaves Thunderbird In The Hands Of Its Users

Birds are hard to take care of. I would never wish the duty of cleaning up after one of them, especially parrots, on anyone. Imagine all the work Mozilla must go through to take care of the terrifying Thunderbird. What’s that? Thunderbird is not a real bird, but just a personalized email client. Even so, there comes a time when …

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Mozilla Bringing Cheap Smartphones To Developing Countries In 2013

We’ve known since February that Mozilla was working on a mobile OS for smartphones. The non-profit had a goal of creating cheap smartphones that were targeted at markets in developing countries. Those plans are now more concrete as Mozilla has announced the carriers that will distribute Firefox Mobile OS phones around the world. Today, Mozilla announced that seven carriers have …

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You’re Going To Want To Try Out The New Firefox For Android

As much as I love Mozilla and Firefox, I will make no excuses for the abysmal Android browser. I’ve been messing around with the beta Firefox Android browser for a while now since it provided some relief from the clunky and slow release version. Thankfully, the beta has finally ended and Mozilla has launched the new Firefox for Android. If …

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Mozilla Junior Browser Coming To iPad

Mozilla has announced that they plan to enter the iOS browser market with Mozilla Junior. Mozilla’s Alex Limi said that with Junior, they set out to “reinvent the browser for a new form factor,” something that “everybody says they do… but nobody’s done.” Despite being the best tablet browsing experience available, Limi said Safari for iPad “is still a pretty …

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Mozilla And National Science Foundation Unite For Mozilla Ignite

Mozilla is probably the biggest proponent, outside of Google, of the power of the Web. They don’t believe in closed platforms or proprietary software. They believe in a future where everything is powered by a simple Web browser. To help advance that future, the non-profit is announcing a new contest. Mozilla and the National Science Foundation will be announcing a …

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