While I will continue spending time on developing the new website, such as the design and the content, I've added all the blocks to the website to show my continued support for taking back the web with the help of non Internet Explorer web browser, such as Opera, but also the favorite Firefox. Of course Safari and Camino are also important, but both are far less interesting as they aren't crossplatform (and we must consider that Apple's share isn't big enough to change the web).
Take a look at the links for Opera and Firefox for recent stories and rumors on both ends; for those who simply want to download the latest releases, I promise you that I'll keep the trackers up to date =)
The Mozilla Corporation has released the second Alpha of Gran Paradiso, the codenamed release of Firefox 3.0. Some of the improvements compared with the previous alpha are more ACID2 fixes, Mac widgets support, Cairo improvements and lots of more. As the previous Alpha release, you can expect Gran Paradiso to have a lot of core rendering changes, as well as the graphical engine Cairo, which will allow new ways of rendering within the browser. However this release is not intended for regular users or testers, only for those who are web developers or part of the Mozilla testing community. So be careful when getting a sneak peek of great things to come!
The Mozilla Corporation has released the first alpha of the Gran Paradiso developer's edition of Firefox 3. As this is the third generation of the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will contain a lot of new features, bugs and other rough edges.
- Inclusion of the Cairo back-end as the new graphics rendering engine
- Cocao widgets for Mac OS X builds
- An updated threading model
- New ways to render web pages
- SVG improvements
- Much much more...
Before reading the release notes and downloading this release do note that it is intendend only for web application developers and hardcore testers. Remember to report new bugs, or regressions!
Yesterday, the second most popular web browser in the world got a major update to version 2. This second generation foxy brrrowser improves the solid base of Firefox 1.5 with a lot of bug fixes and memory improvements. But besides that Firefox 2 comes with some new features, of which some are very useful in your every day's browser job ;)
You can download Firefox 2 for several platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac) and many languages from the official website.
Updated default theme
Firefox 2 introduces the refreshed default theme which fits more with the modern operating systems of today, giving it a shiny look overall.
Tabbed browsing improvements
This popular feature has been improved by adding individual close buttons to each tab, listing all tabs with a button, the ability to re-open tabs (from the History menu) and the saving of session. This last feature allows you to specifically save Firefox tabs as how you left it, even when updating extensions/themes that require restarts.
Customizable search engines
Customizing your search engines in Firefox 2 has been made much easier, just head over to a website such as Wikipedia and add it to your search engine list.
To help save guard the user from entering websites which cannot be verified if they can be trusted, Firefox 2 comes with by default phishing protection on. You can even switch to a real-time protection system from Google if you want.
The third and final (?) release candidate of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 2 web browser has been unleashed. As expected from a third release candidate is the process of making the final build a solid release. Firefox 2 is expected within a short timeframe and will have a major battle with the upcoming final release of the world's biggest web browser, Internet Explorer 7.
With the calmer adoption of the Firefox web browser, reports of insecurity, and the release of Internet Explorer 7 through Microsoft Windows Update we might actually see a shift of numbers in favor of IE?
Anyway, Mozilla needs your help, go ahead and try RC3, find any showstoppers in order to have a rock solid release of this popular open-source web browser!
A second release candidate of the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser was released for all major platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac. Release Candidate 2 continues the path in which the Mozilla community is working towards a solid stable release. As such this second candidate does not contain major changes of the previous one, and is focused purely on stability and speed.
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 brings several new features for old time Firefox 1.5 users, such as: a new visual theme (for a modern look), built-in phishing protection (Mozilla or Google based information), customizable search functionality (edit and add your own), improved tab handling (pages can always open in tabs, and have individual close buttons), resume browser sessions (handy after installing add-ons), inline spell check (for forms), and much much more.
Before trying this release be sure to read the release notes first.
The first release candidate of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 2 release is out and can be downloaded from the Mozilla website. As this is a release candidate it mainly consists of vital bug fixes to make it a solid release when it hits final.
The fully detailed release notes is now available, but the most noticeable difference will be the refresh of the skin which has been tweaked even further compared with Beta 2, adding a little more native feeling too it.
The Mozilla Corporation has released the next maintenance release of their popular Mozilla Firefox browser. This release, like the others before improves the application stability as well as several fixes for security vulnerabilities ranging from low to critical levels. On a side note, Mozilla Thunderbird has also been updated.
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 has been officially made available for testing purposes. This release, codenamed Bon Echo, is mainly focused on increasing usability and will not have major changes for the rendering core.
The second beta extends on the targets set forth for beta 1. As before noted this release will have the new installer (from Nullsoft), which makes the installation faster and smoother as you can set more options. The biggest star is probably the new refresh update of the theme, which should improve usability. The options screen got some updates as well, where options are now more humanly defined, which is good. Also nice is the already previously present support for browser sessions. This means updates of Firefox and the add-ons (previously called extensions) which need to restart the browser will not automatically mean the loss of your work/sites.
Web developers and enthusiastic surfers are free to try this release! =)