November 2008

Microsoft/Yahoo: Microsoft in Talks Again?

While nothing official has been released by Microsoft, The Times of London is reporting Microsoft Corp. has resumed its pursuit of Yahoo in a deal that could cost the Redmond-based company $20 billion, less than half of what it offered for the search site this summer. Microsoft has put forward Jonathan Miller, ex-chairman and chief executive of AOL, and Ross Levinsohn, a former president of Fox Interactive Media, to lead a new management team at Yahoo under a 10-year agreement. Microsoft would have a two-year option to buy Yahoo outright for $20 billion. The report also says senior management at…

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BYIR: January, February & March 2008

January 2008 With the start of 2008 came a handy “how-to” guide for moving Netscape 9 users to Firefox 2. Recall, AOL had announced they would discontinue support for Netscape 9 (based off of Firefox 2) in February 2008. While the below “We Remove Vista…” photo was taken back in October 2007 at A&D Computer in Milford, NH it appeared in Todd Bishop’s Microsoft Blog (now The Microsoft Blog) in late January. Included in January were three Add-Ons Reviews. Organize Search Engines, allowed Firefox users with lots of search engines a better management system to keep their search engines organized….

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Release Recap: November Week 4

Just Released No new release this coming week Schedule this Coming Week MU Firefox 2.0.0.18 >> Firefox 3.0.4 – December 2nd Future Release AMO 4.0.4 – December 2008 Firefox 2.0.0.19 – December 16th *FINAL UPDATE* Firefox 3.0.5 –  December 16th Firefox 3.1b2 – TBA Shredder (Thunderbird) 3b1 – TBA Thunderbird 2.0.0.20 – January 2009

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A Message From The Guru

First off, a Happy Thanksgiving from The Guru. This long weekend also marks the start of The Blog Year in Review 2008. Going to do this a little different this year as for formatting. Instead of doing 1-month per post as in the past, I am going to try and do 3-months per post. Here is a tentative release schedule (much like that of Firefox 2, 3 and 3.1 or that of any Mozilla project it is subject to change)… January, February and March – November 30th April, May and June – December 13th July, August and September – December…

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Fx 3.1b2 coming early December

On Tuesday, November 25th, the build for Firefox 3.1b2 was handed off to QA for testing. Normally this process takes about 7-days for QA to sign-off on the builds. However, because of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, the sign-off is not expect to happen until December 5th. So it looks as if we will have to wait a couple more weeks before Beta 2 is released. Good news is Mozilla is still target the final Firefox 3.1 release for 1st quarter 2009.

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Major Update Fx 2.0.0.18 to 3.0.4 Coming

On Wednesday, December 3rd Tuesday, December 2nd, Mozilla is going to give Firefox 2.0.0.18 users another opportunity to move over to the new Firefox 3.0.4 via the Major Update. This update will not work with releases prior to 2.0.0.18, users will need to upgrade to the 2.0.0.18 release in order to get offered the Major Update. As a reminder with the expected release of Firefox 2.0.0.19 on December 16th, this will be the end of support and updates for Firefox 2.0.0.X product. Users are urged to upgrade (if their systems meet the requirements) to Firefox 3. There is expected to…

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Mozilla Project Weekly Status: November 24th

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 4.0.3 – Status: Release November 17th AMO 4.0.4 – Status: In Process open bugs & fixed bugs Freeze – Dec 8th FIREFOX/GECKO Fx 2.0.0.18 -> 3.0.4 Major Update – Status: Release to Beta QA Tested major update for Firefox 2.0.0.18->3.0.4 [abillings, juanb] Schedule (Estimated) Code freeze: ? QA starts: ? Builds start: ? Release to beta channel: November 24th Final Release: December 3 Fx 2.0.0.19 & Fx 3.0.5/Gecko 1.8.1.19 & 1.9.0.5 -Status: Code Freeze Code frozen except one further patch Localization freeze for 3.0.5 is November 28 at 11:59pm PST Aiming for release on December 16 End…

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Release Recap November Week 3

Just Released Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 – November 19th Schedule this Coming Week MU Firefox 2.0.0.18 >> Firefox 3.0.4 – No Earlier than November 24th Firefox 3.1b2 – TBA Future Release AMO 4.0.4 – December 2008 Firefox 2.0.0.19 – December 16th *FINAL UPDATE* Firefox 3.0.5 –  December 16th Shredder (Thunderbird) 3b1 – TBA

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