In Memoriam: gareon

It is with a heavy heart I announce my co-author gareon (Gary) recently passed away. I first met Gary online via Delphi Forum GoFirefox! many, many years ago. I even had an opportunity to met him person a few years back while on vacation up in Northern Arizona.  He was Linux and Pale Moon fanatic as you could tell by his posts both on the blog and his forums. He joined me on the Firefox Blog back in February 2010. During the past year, he was posting more than I was on the Firefox Blog which helped keep the blog…

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The Death of Photobucket

Congratulations Photobucket, you have successfully managed to kill in less than 15-days what was a very successful business for nearly 15-years. For those not familiar with Photobucket it was one of the original photo storing/sharing sites launched in 2003. It was extremely popular for blogs, forums and message boards which had limited or no hosting space for their users to post images. For the most part Photobucket’s service was free with limitations on hosting (storage) space and bandwidth. Before I moved to self hosting my blogs, I was a Photobucket user…a paid one at that too. However, I was paying…

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Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

“The year 2017 is an important one for Mozilla and Firefox. Multi-process will be enabled for all users of the web browser, sandboxing is introduced, the first bits of Project Quantum are integrated into the web browser, and the add-on system will be switched exclusively to WebExtensions. …” Source: gHacks Tech NewsDetails  Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

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Decentraleyes for Firefox loads CDN resources locally

“You can learn a lot about a site when you monitor its network connections when you connect your browser to it.“You may see connections to third-party sites, ads, web analytics scripts and a lot more just from that.“A common practice is to use popular JavaScript libraries or frameworks like jQuery or Ember. Sites may load locally hosted versions of those, or versions hosted by public content deliver networks (CDN) such as those by Google, Microsoft or Cloudflare.“These resources are often essential for a site’s functionality, and blocking them may break part or all of a site.“There are two concerns that…

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Mozilla Firefox 51 Is the First Web Browser to Support the New WebGL 2 Standard

“With advanced graphics rendering features like a new complex shading language, state-of-the-art texturing capabilities, and transform feedback, Firefox 51 is the first web browser in the world to support the new WebGL 2 technologies, allowing skilled web developers to make use of these powerful new 3D graphics for creating new content. Best of all, WebGL 2 works on Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms. …” Source: SoftpediaMore  Mozilla Firefox 51 Is the First Web Browser to Support the New WebGL 2 Standard

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SeaMonkey 2.46: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite

December 22, 2016“The SeaMonkey project is proud to present SeaMonkey 2.46: The new major release of the all-in-one Internet suite is available for download now! Building on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 49, it delivers those same developments in web technologies such as HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed. “SeaMonkey 2.46 is available in 26 languages, for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. “For a more complete list of major changes in SeaMonkey 2.46, see the What’s New in SeaMonkey 2.46 section of the Release Notes, which also contain a list of known issues and answers to frequently…

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Microsoft has admitted and apologized about ‘crossing the line’ with changing the behavior of the ‘Red X’ on the Windows 10 upgrade screen. However, they were well aware of what they were doing and the repercussions it could cause. Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela: “We know we want people to be running Windows 10 from a security perspective etc, but finding that right balance where you’re not stepping over the line of being too aggressive is something we tried and for a lot of the year I think we got it right, but there was one particular moment in particular where,…

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Mozilla has announced Firefox will continue to be supported for Windows XP and Vista users into most of 2017. Here is the timeline for continued support ub 2017: March 2017 users will (automatically) be moved to Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR). September 2017 Mozilla will end support for Windows XP and Vista users. via Firefox Future Release

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Firefox 50 Released: Find out what is new

“… All beta channels have received updates as well. This means that Firefox Beta is now on version 51, Firefox Developer Edition on version 52, and Firefox Nightly on version 53. Firefox ESR, the Extended Support Release version of the browser was updated to version 45.5. …” Source: gHacks Tech NewsDetails  Firefox 50 Released: Find out what is new

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