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July 2012

Firefox 15 Beta Tackles Memory Leaks

“Mozilla has released a beta version of the next version of its Firefox browser with better memory management and significant speed improvements.…“For many users with add-ons installed, this will significantly reduce Firefox’s memory consumption, without requiring upgrades to those add-ons,” he adds. “For those users, Firefox 15 is likely to be faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, especially if they have multiple add-ons installed and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts…” Source: PC AdvisorMore   Firefox 15 Beta Tackles Memory Leaks Go get it.

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Enable opt-in plug-ins

” Firefox is a powerful Web browser, in part, because of its support for plug-ins. Unfortunately, some of those plug-ins can cause problems with security and stability, especially if you have a lot of them. In Firefox 14, you can now configure plug-ins to load only when clicked. Seth Rosenblatt first reported on the feature with Firefox 14 Aurora. Now that the stable version of 14 (technically 14.01) is finally out, here’s how to enable and use opt-in plug-ins in Firefox: …” July 19, 2012 Source: How To – CNET How to configure Firefox plug-ins to load only when clicked Go…

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Firefox 14.0.1 Released

Mozilla has released Firefox 14.0.1 for Windows, Mac and Linux desktop users as well as Android users on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. Note: there was not a Firefox 14.0.0 release. Users will prompted to update within the next 72-hours or can manually update via Help > About Firefox or can download and install from the getfirefox.com site. New stuff in Firefox 14.0.1 includes: Google searches now utilize HTTPS Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change) The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs For information about Firefox 14.0.1 see the release notes:…

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Thunderbird 14 Update Released

Mozilla has released an update to Thunderbird on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Thunderbird 14 includes Various fixes and performance improvements as well as security fixes. Users will prompted to update within the next 72-hours or can manually update via Help > About Thunderbird or can download and install Thunderbird from here. There is one known issue in regards to issues with RSS feeds, see the release notes for more information. Lighting Users: upon first run of Thunderbird 14, an add-on compatibility check with be done. At that time you will be prompted to update from…

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No Future Thunderbird Development

Mozilla announced on July 6th they will longer be doing new development (feature) with Thunderbird, instead they will just continue to provide  security and stability updates. To be honest, I really don’t know of anything else I would want Thunderbird to be able to do than what it can right now. After all, it is marketed as an email client. The only exception would be an integrated calendar but the Lightning or (better) EarlyLight add-ons take care of that. I have never really care to use Thunderbird for RSS feeds or even as a news reader (not that my ISP offers access to newgroups anymore). I certainly had…

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Firefox The Phone

” Mozilla has been making some small moves into mobile with the Firefox browser for Android, but today the company announced much bigger plans: Firefox OS, previously known as “Boot to Gecko,” is an entirely new operating system for smartphones. The OS will be based on Linux, but all apps will be entirely browser-based, built on HTML5, like Google’s Chrome OS… “ 07.02.2012 Source: Popular Science  You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy a Firefox Phone↑Go get it↓

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