Mozilla Articles

Mozilla Arriving Late To The Mobile Party
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The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for mobile devices, but they will have to leapfrog Opera to make an impact.

Rumor: Google’s Gmail Getting New Features?

This is one of two Google rumors that surfaced over the weekend. The other one is here.

Mozilla’s Mail Call Answered By Ascher

ActiveState’s CTO and VP of engineering, David Ascher, will helm Mozilla’s new effort to build upon their Thunderbird email client.

Firefox Needs To Go To School

Retention rates for usage of the Firefox browser have caused concern for the Mozilla Foundation. They’re brainstorming ways of improving that rate. We’ve got a suggestion for them.

A Mozilla Divorce

The Mozilla Corporation CEO has announced on her BLOG that Mozilla Thunderbird will be split into a "new, separate organizational setting". The details of which have not been decided on yet, although she has outlined three different options. One thing is a fact strategically this bodes well for both Firefox and Thunderbird projects.

Google Gears Grind Out Web Apps

Google announced an open source browser extension that enables web applications to run offline.

Watch Out Alexa, Here Comes URLFan

Yes, we know Alexa isn’t accurate, in fact it has a number of blindspots, but it’s a easily accessed public web metric. But for checking out the Web2.0-ness of your site, you might like to check out URLFan.com.

Joey Hops Around Mozilla Labs
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A simpler way to store web content for later retrieval on a mobile device is in the works at the Mozilla Foundation.

Mozilla Take’s its Time Getting Mobile

APC Mag has an interview with Mozilla Foundation CEO Mitchell Baker, and he basically said that Mozilla is looking into ways to serve the mobile section of the web browsing market, but plans to drag their feet a little longer. Microsoft has been producing an underpowered mobile browser for years now, but Mozilla has had an abandoned red-headed stepchild of a mobile browser, and Baker basically admits that isn’t going to change just yet.

Firefox Really Wants To See Upgrades Happen
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It’s time to stop clinging to Firefox version 1.5 and move on up to 2.0, as the end of life period has not only arrived, but has been extended a little for late movers.

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Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Takes Off

While Firefox has had a version 2 available for some time, the email client Thunderbird has only just matched that version number with its latest release.

Mozilla Flies The Coop With Prototype Addon

Last week, Mozilla announced the development of an addon designed to implement social networking features within its popular Firefox web browser. The company has released an early prototype of the feature, named The Coop, so users can get an initial preview of what’s to come.

Is FireFox Socially Acceptable?
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Would you want to have social networking features built into whatever browser you use? That’s what Mozilla Labs is hoping as they are adding social networking features into the FireFox browser.

Firefox Readies New Beta Release Process

A more measured process to releasing these updates should help Mozilla avoid issues with rolling out an update to its entire userbase in one shot.

Mozilla Moves To China

I came across an interesting fact today: “The Chinese name for red panda is hunho or firefox, due to their colour and similar size to a fox.” So . . . would the Chinese associate Mozilla’s Firefox browser with a panda bear, despite the fox logo? We’ll soon find out, as Mozilla has announced plans to open a corporate office in Beijing.

Internet Explorer Unsafe For Most of 2006

It seems that every time Microsoft releases an update to its Internet Explorer browser, there’s a zero-day exploit waiting to be taken advantage of by hackers and identity thieves the world over.

Searching for Trust

Blake Ross of Mozilla chides Google for giving preferential placement to their own apps as “Tips” in search results.

Outfoxed by Forged Microsoft Website

Mozilla users nearly took to the streets in protest when confronted with the news that Microsoft had acquired the increasingly popular Firefox web browser. Fortunately for Firefox users, reports of Mozilla’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Adobe Opens ActionScript Code to Mozilla
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Adobe announced this week that it has contributed source code for the ActionScript Virtual Machine to the Mozilla Foundation as part of a new open source project entitled Tamarin.

Should All Browsers Be Considered Betas?

Last week, I commented that I think the release version of Internet Explorer 7 should still be regarded as a beta. I’ll be commenting more on that in today’s episode of the FIR podcast.

The MUST HAVE Magazine Of Firefox Add-Ons

Well, the FTP link was seen everywhere and almost everybody in the little-ahead – techno-sphere were already playing with the Release Version of Firefox 2.0 from Mozilla even before the official announcement was made.