Articles by ElGuru

Bon Echo Alpha 3 Milestone

From mozillaZine, Saturday, May 27th, 2006: “Yesterday, Bon Echo Alpha 3 was released as scheduled. This latest milestone of the code that will eventually become Mozilla Firefox 2.0 adds new anti-phishing features and includes support for client-side session and persistent storage as specified by the WHATWG. Furthermore, when using Google or Yahoo! in the Search bar, users are presented with their previous searches in addition to search suggestions. The Mozilla Developer News weblog has an announcement about the release of Bon Echo Alpha 3, which includes download links for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The Bon Echo Alpha 3…

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Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 Released

What’s New in Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 Upgrade From Thunderbird 1.5.0.2 Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 provides stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer email experience for our users. We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this latest version. Here’s what’s new in Thunderbird 1.5.0.4: Universal Binary Support for Mac OS X which provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors. Thunderbird supports the enhancements to performance introduced by the new MacIntel chipsets. Improvements to product stability. Several security fixes. See complete release notes

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Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 Released

What’s New in Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 Upgrade From Thunderbird 1.5.0.2 Thunderbird 1.5.0.4 provides stability and security enhancements that are part of our ongoing program to provide a safer email experience for our users. We recommend that all Thunderbird users upgrade to this latest version. Here’s what’s new in Thunderbird 1.5.0.4: Universal Binary Support for Mac OS X which provides native support for Macintosh with Intel Core processors. Thunderbird supports the enhancements to performance introduced by the new MacIntel chipsets. Improvements to product stability. Several security fixes. See complete release notes

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Firefox 1.5.0.4 Released

In Mozilla’s on going commitment to provide a quality and safe product, Firefox 1.5.0.4 was released tonight. See the release notes for full details of FF 1.5.0.4 What’s New in Firefox 1.5.0.4 Firefox 1.5.0.4 is a security update that is part of our ongoing program to provide a safe Internet experience for our customers. We recommend that all users upgrade to this latest version. Improvements to product stability Several security fixes Release Date: June 1, 2006.

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Profiles Revisited

Last month I mentioned about my Multiple Profile Disorder but I never really went into the importance of having multiple profiles. Never gave that much thought, until today on Go Firefox!, a member learned & discovered what happens if you try to run the same profile on a developmental version of Firefox. A quick reminder about profiles from the Firefox Help site: Multiple profiles and profile management is an advanced feature, mainly intended for developers. Unless you are an extension developer or an advanced user, you should probably not be trying to use multiple profiles. I am what they called…

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Keeping Your Firefox Updated

Firefox is ever changing, there are lots of updates to the browser itself and depending on which extensions you use those can have frequent updates as well. Firefox by default wants to install ALL these updates automatically for you. Not a good idea, I prefer to have some control and know what I am installing so if there is a problem I can have something to work with. First thing we will want to do is to disable the automatic installation of Firefox updates. To do this: From the Tools Menu, select ‘Options…’ On top of the Options Window click…

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The Year of the Suns ~ Part 3

What one word could describe The Suns this year? How about ‘drama’! They pulled off a win on Monday against The Clippers in Game 7. Tonight, they lead the game…until the 3rd quarter then things started falling apart. Missed shot (especially 3-pointers) after shot by the Suns but the Mavericks kept scoring and took the lead. At one point the Mavericks had a 9 point lead. With minutes left the ‘drama’ unfolded… a couple 3-pointers including one from Nash, the Suns took the lead only to lose it again with 4.8 seconds remaining. At the last second, or more like…

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silicon.com Interview with Mitchell Baker

Mitchell Baker Talks to silicon.com About Mozilla in the Enterprise silicon.com has an interview with Mitchell Baker, which focuses on the limited success of Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird in the enterprise market to date. The Mozilla Corporation President attributes some of the lack of success to a reliance on proprietary technologies within some businesses. She singles out intranets that only work with Microsoft Internet Explorer as a particular problem. However, she claims that the fact that Firefox is open-source does not on its own hold back adoption in large organisations. [complete article] I have to say this quote describes…

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The Year of the Suns ~ Part 2

The last couple nights have been ‘do-or-die’ for three of the match-ups in the NBA Conference Semi-Finals. Last night, the Detroit Pistons knocked out the Cleveland Cavilers to advance to the Conference Finals. This series with the Miami Heat will begin Tuesday in Detroit. Meanwhile on the Western Conference there are two big games tonight, San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks as well as the Los Angeles Clippers and our Phoenix Suns. Now recall last year the Suns made it to the conference finals after defeating the Mavericks in six games only to be stopped by the Spurs in…

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R.I.P. BlueFrog

Blue Frog/Security is no more. For your safety UNINSTALL the extension(s) as well as the application. An alert reader on Go Firefox!, posted me a link to this Wired News Article: Under Attack, Spam Fighter Folds. Also check out: BlueSecurity, BlueFrog & BlueFreaks That Love Them: Blue Security Surrenders… Spammers Win.

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