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  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and the Enterprise

    Perhaps Mozilla is finally seeing the light. There is a story circulating around that Mozilla will be providing better tools to deploy and manage Firefox within the enterprise. According to a PC World article that sources Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox at Mozilla Corp: Through the program, which will start sometime soon after Firefox 3.5 is released at the end of June, companies can use a Web application provided by Mozilla to specify certain customizations for the browser -- such as…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 11, 2009
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  • Firefox 3.0 now available to download

    Mozzila released the final version of Firefox 3.0 today and you can download it at Mozilla.com. Available today in approximately 50 languages, Firefox 3 is two to three times faster than its predecessor and offers more than 15,000 improvements, including the revolutionary smart location bar, malware protection, and extensive under the hood work to improve the speed and performance of the browser. While I've been talking about Firefox 3 since late 2006, I have to admit that I haven't been into…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 17, 2008
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  • Relief via Firefox 2.0.0.14

    Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14 is now available.  The update is a security and stability release and this explains why Firefox users might have been seeing more crashes than usual. Fixes for security problems in the JavaScript engine described in MFSA 2008-15 (CVE-2008-1237) introduced a stability problem, where some users experienced crashes during JavaScript garbage collection. This is being fixed primarily to address stability concerns.I knew something wasn't right with my favorite Web browser. …

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 17, 2008
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  • Goodbye Thunderbird?

    I am saddened by continued reports that support for Mozilla's email client, Thunderbird, continues to diminish. From DesktopLinux: The Mozilla Foundation's press release focused on the Firefox 2.12 security fixes. The Foundation also reported, though, in its MFSA (Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory), that these same bugs had been fixed in the fictitious Thunderbird 2.12... ...Still, it is upsetting that Mozilla reports that these problems have been fixed in a version of…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: February 11, 2008
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  • Mozilla's first Firefox 3 Beta released.

    Mozilla's Firefox 3 Beta 1 has been released. The announcment from Mozilla Developer News: Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the ninth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3 can be followed at the Firefox 3 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and on irc.mozilla.org in #granparadiso. New features and changes in…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: November 20, 2007
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  • Expected new look for Firefox 3 getting noticed

    As we mentioned more than a month ago, Firefox 3 is expected to sport a new look. Some of the more popular online magazines are starting to take notice and helping to fan some excitement on the new look. On a blog at Wired a Firefox 3 related post can be found, Catch a Glimpse of Firefox 3's Sleek, Sexy New Digs. Some of the changes planned for the final release of Firefox 3 include a complete visual makeover with platform-specific skins designed to integrate the look of Firefox into…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: November 19, 2007
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  • Firefox 3 Visual Refresh

    Alex Faaborg has some mock-up images on his blog of what Firefox 3 will look like on both Microsoft's Windows Vista and Apple's Mac OS X.  I have yet to see any images for what Firefox 3 may look on a Linux box and many of those commenting are also not happy Linux was left out of the picture. You can see the mock-ups yourself by clicking here. The visual for Firefox 3 on Vista looks very nice but I'm not so sure about the the visual for the Mac.  The Mozilla bloggers are giving a lot of reasons…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: October 12, 2007
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  • OSC: Firefox and Thunderbird in the Enterprise

    Michael Kaply is starting a new series on the use of Mozilla's Firefox as enterprise software.  In Part 1 he discusses the obstacles for Firefox to to be adopted in the enterprise. As Firefox gains marketshare, there comes a point where increasing that marketshare depends on the adoption of Firefox in large enterprises. This article investigates what type of issues arise when supporting Firefox in a large enterprise, and what can be done to solve those issues. The primary areas I will…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: July 04, 2007
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  • Mitchell Baker: The Open Web and JavaScript 2

    "JavaScript is not something the general consumer works with or even understands. Many may not know of it or understand why it matters. But JavaScript is a fundamental element of the web. It's fundamental in human interaction with the web. Updating JavaScript's capabilities updates the power of the web itself. Updating the web through open standards and through open source like Mozilla moves the web forward in a way that is accessible to all." Complete Story

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 11, 2007
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  • Thunderbird 2.0

    Mozilla's flagship e-mail client, Thunderbird, is now available under version 2.0. I've been running the Thunderbird 2.0 nightly development versions for almost six months without any problems. I expect Thunderbird users will have little problem with upgrading from version 1.5 to version 2.0. Straight from the release notes I've listed at the bottom of this post are the new features users will find in Thunderbird 2. None of the new features are earth shattering for e-mail clients but I do…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 21, 2007
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