July 2011

Firefox Release Recap: July 30, 2011

Just Released Firefox 6.0 Beta 3 – July 25, 2011 Schedule this Coming Week None Future Releases Firefox 3.6.20 – August 16th Firefox 6 Final Release – August 16th Firefox 6 for Mobile Final Release – August 16th Firefox 7 Beta (7.0b1) – August 16th* Firefox 8 Aurora (8.0a2) – August 16th* Firefox 7 Final Release – September 27th Firefox 7 for Mobile Final Release – September 27th * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel…

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There has been two updates to Lightning today, 1.0b5rc2 & 1.0b5rc3. These releases candidates addressed: Alarm window disappearing Misplaced beeps from the alarm system. Some calendars are no longer working (specifically, webcal:// calendars). Support for Thunderbird 5.0 and 6.0 The final release of 1.0b5 is expected in the next couple days and will have 10 bugfixes. For more information and to download the update click here. Lightning 1.0b4 will not work with Thunderbird 6.0 Beta, even if forced. However, the current RC builds of Lightning 1.0b5 do support Thunderbird 6.0 Beta and it appears will work the current Provider for…

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Six cool things to do with your USB flash drive

Here are six cool things you can do with your USB flash drive, in our series roundup of “What to do with your USB flash drive.” Each item is linked with step-by-step instructions.Just pop it into a host computer and run Firefox with all your bookmarks, edit documents with OpenOffice, play games, and more. Did a virus or trojan take your computer down? Run a rescue CD from your USB flash drive to get it back up and running. …” July 26, 2011 11:25 AM  Six cool things to do with your USB flash drive | How To – CNET…

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Mozilla to Develop Mobile OS

Mozilla has announced plans for its own Mobile OS, Boot to Gecko or B2G for short. This is going to be somewhat based off the Android platform, but unlike the Android platform, B2G is going to be fully open source.The goal is to have apps which are not restricted to Android, iPhone or WP7 (Windows Phone 7) platforms and can run on a customizable and open source mobile OS. ….as Andreas Gal, a project member, explains: “At some point Android used to be at least available source where Google would publish secretly/internally developed source code/technology after the fact as products…

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An Emotional Connection To Their Firefox?

At least that is what one person is purposing with Bug 661075. Flashbacks to Office 97 with Clippy come to mind (and ironically he/it is mentioned). I do like Comment 5 where the user feels Firefox is “a prosthetic limb that extends my reach onto the web.” I’ve heard browsers called a lot of things, but prosthetic limb is a new one.

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Firefox Release Recap: July 23, 2011

Just Released None Schedule this Coming Week Firefox 6.0 Beta 3 – TBD Future Releases Firefox 3.6.20 – August 16th Firefox 6 Final Release – August 16th Firefox 6 for Mobile Final Release – August 16th Firefox 7 Beta (7.0b1) – August 16th* Firefox 8 Aurora (8.0a2) – August 16th* Firefox 7 Final Release – September 27th Firefox 7 for Mobile Final Release – September 27th * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary…

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Mozilla jumps to deal with Google Toolbar demise

I don’t use the toolbar but I do use this and it may  come in handy for those who do.I didn’t realize how many services Google had. Display all Google services as buttons or as a space-saving dropdown menu next to your address bar or anywhere you like it. Reach services like Gmail, Google reader, Google maps, Google calendar, and many more in a single click from your browser. Google has canceled its toolbar for the current and future versions of Firefox, and Mozilla is scrambling to help users who might be left in the lurch and postponing their browser upgrades…”…

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Comcast locks Mac/Firefox to its own home page

Mac users. …his home page had been changed to comcast.net, and that the Comcast software had modified his Firefox profile so that there was no way to change the home page setting.“I contacted Comcast; they initially blamed the problem on a bug in Firefox. Mozilla denies this, and says it’s Comcast’s doing”, says the security researcher in his latest posting.“This is NOT a Firefox bug or issue”, a Mozilla spokesperson wrote in an email. “It is a Comcast method that applies preference changes to Firefox.”“Comcast has now acknowledged the issue, says Krebs, adding that the problem is limited to Mac…

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