April 2011

Firefox Release Recap: April 2011 Week 4

Just Released Firefox 3.5.19 – April 28th Firefox 3.6.17 – April 28th Firefox 4 Macaw (4.0.1) – April 28th Firefox 4.0.1 for Mobile – April 28th Schedule this Coming Week None Future Release Firefox 5 Beta – May 17th Firefox 6 Aurora – May 24th Firefox 5 – June 21st Firefox 6 Beta – July 4th

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Thunderbird 3.1.10 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released an update for Thunderbird 3.1 on April 28th. This release addressed: Several security and stability issues. For more information and to download see the Thunderbird 3.1.10 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 has ended! Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1

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Firefox 3.5.19, 3.6.17, 4.0.1 Released

Mozilla has released the final update for Firefox 3.5, 17th for 3.6 and the first for Firefox 4. These updates fixed several security issues & stability issues. Firefox 3.5.19 Release Notes Firefox 3.6.17 Release Notes Firefox 4.0 Macaw (4.0.1) Release Notes Firefox 3.5/3.6 users can get the update by going to Help >> Check For Updates. Firefox 4 users go to the Firefox Menu > Help > About Firefox. Firefox 3.5 users this is the final update. Depending on your operating system you should upgrade to Firefox 3.6 or 4.    

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What’s That Preference?

Ever wonder what some of those settings actually do? This makes finding out much easier. One of the thing that’s extremely unhandy when you are working with Firefox preferences is that you cannot access a detailed explanation of a preference’s functionality directly. You have to copy the name, do a search on the web in hope of finding a suitable explanation. This often leads to the Mozillazine entry of the preference, but sometimes to no explanation at all… Includes screenshots. What’s That Preference Links Firefox Preferences To MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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Firefox Release Recap: April 2011 Week 3

Just Released None Schedule this Coming Week Firefox 3.5.19 – April 26th Firefox 3.6.17 – April 26th Firefox 4 Macaw (4.0.1) – April 26th Firefox 4.0.1 for Mobile – April 26th Future Release Firefox 5 Beta – May 17th Firefox 6 Aurora – May 24th Firefox 5 – June 21st Firefox 6 Beta – July 4th

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Microsoft/Yahoo: Let’s try this again?

Been a while since there’s been much news on the possible Microsoft/Yahoo! acquisition. This time however, it is Yahoo! board of directors, at least some of them who are “willing to entertain any legitimate offers or ideas to improve the Silicon Valley search giant’s prospects”. This could include AOL (I still shocked they are still around), an all-out sale involving investors, News Corp. President Peter Chernin and oh yea,  Microsoft. Also there are talks of Yahoo! outing their current CEO Carol Bartz who took over in January 2009 after Jerry Yang stepped down. But, the million dollar question: “Is Microsoft…

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Re-evaluating Spread Firefox

…we’re taking Spread Firefox offline to further explore what makes sense in terms of volunteer engagement.  Affiliate buttons have moved to the Get Involved page for now.  If you’d like to help out in the near term, please help us track pages or content that should be saved and note sites that direct to Spread Firefox here.  Feedback and ideas can also be added in the comments… Source: Mary Colvig « Chicks Who Click More @  http://chickswhoclick.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/re-evaluating-spread-firefox/

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Add-Ons Will Soon Work With Firefox Beta and Aurora

  Mozilla is revamping the way Firefox add-ons are tested…Under the new proposal, add-on testing will be automated. Add-ons hosted on Mozilla’s website will be tested against any new Aurora and Beta builds and automatically marked as compatible unless some problem is discovered. For those add-ons that are not hosted on the official site, the updateURL mechanism will accomplish the same thing. The Mozilla blog says that the new setup will mean that the Aurora and Beta channels will be compatible with the vast majority of add-ons… “ More Webmonkey | Wired.com

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No IE10 for Windows Vista

It seems the preview for IE10 release by Microsoft last week will only work on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) and the future Windows 8. Microsoft has already shut-out Windows XP users from IE9, so now they are following suit with Vista and the future IE10. The good news here is Firefox 5 (due out in late June) will continue to support Windows Vista and (far as I know) Windows XP. Source: Seattle PI: Microsoft Blog

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