Categories: Firefox

Firefox 3.5: Big Gains May Be in the Future

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 30

After a long beta test, Mozilla today released Firefox 3.5 for windows, Mac, and Linux. Though the new version has some nice features, it’s potential may only be revealed over…

Why I Stopped Using Google’s Chrome Browser… and Why I’ve Started Again

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 23

Like a lot of people, I loved the speed of Google’s Chrome browser, so I used it a fair amount when it came out. But soon I discovered that it…

Firefox First: A Browser Trend?

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 09

At least two of the Web-based services launching at DEMOfall 2008 are launching first in Firefox-only versions, with Internet Explorer support to come later. Giftag, an online gift registry from…

Mozilla Ubiquity: Back to the Command Line

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on August 27

Ubiquity, a new Firefox plugin from Mozilla Labs offers a really nifty way to get a variety of Web services from any page. Unfortunately, its text based interface will probably…

OS Skirmishes, Browser Wars

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 26

I don’t know how much extrapolation I can safely do based on what I have seen at an elite tech conference, but my observations at the DEMOfall 07 conference, which…

Is Firefox Slipping?

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 13

Richard McManus at the Web 2.0 Explorer blog has been seeing more complaints about the up-and-coming Web browser Firefox crashing a lot, just as I’ve noticed personally lately. He wonders…

IE7 Beta: Never Count Microsoft Out

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 02

Apparently, Microsoft’s browser-in-beta, Internet Explorer 7, looks pretty promising, according to early reports. Got the same impression from SimpleFeed’s Mark Carlson, who stopped by today. I’m not yet daring enough…

Flock About to Takes Wing

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 20

So says their pal Mike Arrington at TechCrunch. Flock is the new “social browser” that has been the buzz of bloggers and others for weeks. Now, we get to see…

Pimp Your Browser

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 13

I’ve been trying out a lot of Firefox extensions to customize my browser. But I’m not sure I’m ready for Pimpzilla. Inspired by “the blaxploitation pimps of the seventies,” it’s…

The Monkey’s Back

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 02

After a couple of weeks in the doghouse, a cleaned-up Greasemonkey has returned. Say what? That’s the free add-on to the Firefox browser that lets you add any of…

Hacking Firefox

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 13

I was about to write an item about how all the enthusiasm about Firefox seemed a bit much, given some annoying issues I’ve had with the upstart Web browser. For…

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