Posts Tagged ‘firefox 3’

Firefox 3.6 Delayed

December 29, 2009

Mozilla has announced that its long-awaited release of the upcoming Firefox 3.6 will be delayed into the first quarter of 2010. Until now, Mozilla had been promising the new browser before the year was out.

Firefox 4 looks interesting, but also delayed... 😦

Firefox 3.6 has been in beta for a while now, with fairly regular updates to make sure that everything has been running smoothly, but it seems that Mozilla isn’t quite pleased enough with its progress to release it to the wide world quite yet. Instead, it’s seen fit to delay the update. Things only get worse though, with the next version of Firefox slipping too.

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Firefox 3.5 World’s Most Used Browser

December 21, 2009

It seems that Firefox’s persistent nagging of users to update to the latest version has resulted in it passing out the various flavours of Internet Explorer. There are now more users on Firefox 3.5 than any other web browser.

It might seem a strange situation, given the fact that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer commands such a massive share of the market, but it seems that the Internet Explorer user base is fractured, being split as it is across IE6, EI7 and IE8 for various reasons. Still, we imagine the folks over at Firefox will be pleased to hear that it’s managed to pip Internet Explorer for the browser Christmas number one.

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Microsoft Browser Ballot Nearing Approval

December 8, 2009

Microsoft’s revised plan for a “browser ballot” to allow Windows users to choose which application they’d like to use when browsing the web, rather than simply bundling Internet Explorer, is close to being approved by the European Commission.

According to The Register, Microsoft’s latest changes to the browser ballot screen have been well received – so well, in fact, that it seems the company is soon to receive approval from the European Commission, meaning that they’re fast approaching the browser ballot we’ll actually see in the real world. Of course, not everyone has been best pleased by the manner in which Microsoft’s browser ballot option handles their browsers, with Opera and Mozilla chief among the dissenters.

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Unseemly Addresses Hindered Firefox 3 Uptake

August 27, 2009

Mozilla’s browser efforts have gone from strength to strength with the releases of Firefox 3.0 and 3.5, but it seems as though the company has now divulged that one of the biggest reasons users didn’t update to version 3.0 when it was released was because of enhancements made to the location bar.

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In a turn that’s just a little sad, “virtually everyone” who provided feedback to Firefox had tried Firefox 3 and bombed back to Firefox 2. It seems as though many users were a bit shocked by the suggestions that were thrown up by their browser when typing addresses after it had had a bit of a poke through their history and bookmarks. The Mozilla team played it very well on its blog, not citing anything untoward, but still getting the message across unequivocably,

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You Know You Could Be Using Firefox 3.6

August 10, 2009

While last week was full of news about Firefox 4 and what it might look like, Mozilla has released the first version of the successor to Firefox 3.5 in the form of a Firefox 3.6 Alpha.

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There has been a raft of changes designed to make the already respectable browser continue its trend of picking up the pace with every recent release. Perhaps the most interesting bullet on the list is one that simply reads, “We’ve made a huge number of improvements to overall DOM and element layout performance. In some cases we’re much, much faster. We’ll cover details on those in a later post.” That’s not all they had to say in the blog though.

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