September 2010

A while back some of my family switched their ISP from Qwest to Cox. I had recently sent an email directly to one family member and they had replied back that it went to their old ISP’s email at qwest.net. I was a bit baffled that the address was still active as it had been several months since they have switched. A bounce-back would very much welcomed here. Even more baffling though was I knew I had removed their old address and put their new address in my Thunderbird address book. I just went to send them another message and…

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Firefox Release Recap: September 2010 Week 3

Just Released Firefox 3.5.13 – September 16, 2010 Firefox 3.6.10 – September 16, 2010 Firefox 4.0b6 – September 14, 2010 Schedule this Coming Week Firefox 4.0b7 – Late September 2010 Future Release Firefox 3.5.14 – October 12, 2010 Tentative Firefox 3.6.11 – October 12, 2010 Tentative Firefox 4.0rc1 – Mid/Late October 2010 Tentative Firefox 4.0 – November 2010

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No IE9 for XP

” Microsoft has ruled out putting Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP, leaving millions of PCs open to Mozilla and Google browsers providing hardware-accelerated rich-internet. Ryan Gavin, senior director of IE business and marketing, said Microsoft would not put IE9 hardware acceleration features in the current version of its browser, IE8, or back port IE9 to older PCs running Windows XP… “ 16th September 2010 Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP • The Register More  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/16/no_ie9_9_on_windows_xp/

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Firefox 3.5.13 Released

Firefox 3.5.13 was released on September 16th and fixed a single stability issue affecting a limited number of users. See the Release Notes for more information. Auto-updates should be occurring in the next 24-48 hours, otherwise users may get the latest update by going to Help menu and selecting Check For Updates. If you’re still using Firefox 3.0.x, this version is no longer supported and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please upgrade to Firefox 3.5 by downloading Firefox 3.5.13 from here It also appears there is going to be one more update after all. Firefox 3.5.14 is due out in mid…

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Firefox 3.6.10 Released

Firefox 3.6.10 was released on September 16th and fixes a single stability issue affecting a limited number of users. See the release notes for more details. User should soon be prompted to upgrade but can also can by going to the Help the Menu and selecting Check For Updates… The next release is Firefox 3.6.11 due out in mid October.

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Mozilla Messaging has release the fourth update for Thunderbird 3.1 based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform. Also an update for Thunderbird 3.0 has also been released. According to Mozilla Developer’s News, these releases address stability problems affecting a limited number of users.” For more information and to download: Thunderbird 3.0.8 Release Notes. Thunderbird 3.1.4 Release Notes. Next up will be Thunderbird 3.0.9 and 3.1.5 on/around October 12th.

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Firefox 4 Beta 6 Released

Mozilla has released the sixth beta for Firefox 4.0 on September 14th. This is a Fire Drill (unplanned) release and is being made available for testing purposes only. New stuff in this release: Stability issue on Windows Rendering and keyboard/mouse focus issues on OSX related to plugins For more info see the release notes for Firefox 4 Beta 6. All other items planned for the Beta 6 release have been rolled over to the upcoming Beta 7 release due in the later half of September.

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More Betas Coming for Firefox 4

Okay so I suspected there was likely going to be a Beta 6 as the RC release was not due out until sometime in late October. This has been confirmed late last night by Mozilla Developers Center. However, this is really going to be ‘fire drill’ release to fix a stability issue on Windows and some rendering and keyboard/mouse focus issues on OSX related to plugins. The Beta 6 release is scheduled for release late Tuesday night. All other items which were intended for the upcoming (later this month) Beta 6 release are going to be now included in the…

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