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Firefox 'Do Not Track' header wins first convert

Mozilla has announced that the Associated Press has become the first organization to adopt the "Do Not Track" http header introduced by Firefox 4. According to a blog post from Mozilla privacy man Alex Fowler, the AP News Registry is now using the header across 800 news sites reaching 175 million unique users a month. He also …
Cade Metz, 1 Apr 2011
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Firefox 4 for Android shuns ARMv6 phones

Mozilla's Android incarnation of Firefox 4 does not run on devices using the older ARMv6 processor, and it does not support Adobe Flash. Firefox 4 for Android – officially released on Tuesday – runs only on devices that use ARMv7 processors, including phones such as the Google Nexus One, the HTC Evo, and the Motorola Droid X, …
Cade Metz, 29 Mar 2011
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Santander blames Firefox 4 for website fail

Customers unable to log-in to Santander's personal banking site this morning need to try another browser. Several Reg readers got in touch with us this morning because they were met by a holding page which said: "We're sorry, but the online logon service for Online Banking is temporarily unavailable." Customers were offered …
John Oates, 25 Mar 2011
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Firefox 4 debuts: The last kitchen sink release

Mozilla has officially released Firefox 4, the latest version of its popular open-source browser, after nearly a year of development. Available for download on Windows, Linux, and Mac, Firefox 4 offers added JavaScript performance through a new extension to Mozilla's SpiderMonkey engine, hardware acceleration on all platforms …
Cade Metz, 22 Mar 2011
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Firefox 4 gets yet another final test build release

Mozilla squeezed out a second Release Candidate version of Firefox 4 over the weekend, just days before the open source outfit's planned final browser code splurge on 22 March. Originally, Mozilla expected to go directly from just one Release Candidate version of Firefox 4 before finalising the build for everyone to download …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Mar 2011
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Mozilla to ship Firefox 4 on 22 March

Mozilla looks set to release Firefox 4 on 22 March, unless developers encounter any nasty bugs in their final tests. The open source outfit's Damon Sicore confirmed yesterday that the Release Candidate build of Firefox 4 that Mozilla pushed out last week is likely to be the final test version of the browser. "Firefox 4 RC1 …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Mar 2011
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Mozilla delivers first Firefox 4 release candidate

Mozilla has announced the first Firefox 4 release candidate, after eight months of beta testing on the latest version of its open source browser. The RC is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac in 79 different languages. You can download it here. If you're already testing the beta, you'll be automatically updated. The new …
Cade Metz, 10 Mar 2011
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Internet Explorer 9 pulls on best pants for 14 March release

Microsoft is to release its forthcoming browser Internet Explorer 9 on 14 March. The company said in a blog post that the final HTML5-heavy IE 9 software code – which comes loaded with hardware-accelerated graphics as well as a new fast JavaScript engine, codenamed Chakra – will be pushed out to all comers next Monday. …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Mar 2011
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Mozilla confirms Firefox 4 beta 12 is FINAL test build

Mozilla release manager Christian Legnitto confirmed in the early hours of this morning that there will be just one more beta of Firefox 4 before the upcoming but oft-delayed browser hits Release Candidate status. "I just wanted to send a quick note clarifying again that Firefox 4 beta 12 is the last planned beta," he said. " …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Feb 2011
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Lead Firefox developer exits Mozilla

Mike Beltzner – the man who oversees development of Mozilla's Firefox browser – will leave the organization after the release of Firefox 4, the latest version of the browser due for official release later this quarter. Beltzner joined Mozilla six years ago from IBM Canada and worked on six major Firefox upgrades, beginning …
Cade Metz, 15 Feb 2011
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Firefox 4 now one beta away from Release Candidate status

Firefox 4 looks set to have just one more beta pushed out before Mozilla shifts the forthcoming browser to its Release Candidate stage, making the whole thing ready for showtime within the next few weeks. "There are currently fewer than 20 'hard' blocking issues which have been identified as requiring beta coverage [1] and …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Feb 2011
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Yet another delay hangs over release of Firefox 4

Mozilla is bracing itself for yet more beta releases and possibly another delay of its Firefox 4 browser. The open-source web tool outfit pushed out a 10th test build of Firefox 4 last week. It has now confirmed that two more betas will definitely follow before a Release Candidate version of the browser lands. "The current …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Feb 2011
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Mozilla plots February Firefox 4 release

Firefox 4 is nearly ready for showtime, according to a recent post on Mozilla's mailing list. "I'm seeing the same burst of excitement and activity that we've seen in the endgame of every release," the open source browser maker's platform engineering director Damon Sicore enthusiastically noted yesterday. He said that Mozilla …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Jan 2011
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Mozilla to unload Firefox 4 spit and polish beta

Firefox is due to release an eighth Firefox 4 beta. Not to be confused with a fourth Firefox 8 beta. The latest test version of Firefox 4 – due for an official debut next year – was scheduled to go live on Tuesday. Mozilla hasn't added any new tools, but according to the release notes, the open sourcers have polished a few …
Cade Metz, 22 Dec 2010
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Firefox 4 'feature complete' beta debuts after Jager shot

Mozilla has released a seventh Firefox 4 beta, flipping the switch on the new JaegerMonkey Javascript engine extension, folding in additional hardware acceleration, and allowing developers to build plug-in-free 3D graphics via WebGL. "This means pages load faster, interactions with websites are snappier and the Web is just a …
Cade Metz, 10 Nov 2010
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Mozilla puts Firefox 4 Android beta on crash diet

The Firefox 4 Android beta is morbidly obese. But Mozilla has a diet plan. Over the past twelve hours, after Mozilla released its first Firefox 4 beta for Android, multiple Reg readers have said the browser takes up far too much space on their Googly phones. "Fooking HUGE!!!" said one. "Not even going to waste my time with the …
Cade Metz, 8 Oct 2010
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Mozilla answers WebKit with first mobile Firefox 4 beta

Mozilla has released its first mobile Firefox 4 beta, offering test versions of the open source browser for both Google Android and Nokia Maemo. Codenamed Fennec 2.0, the mobile beta is based on the same Gecko layout engine as the desktop Firefox 4 beta, and it uses the latest Firefox Javascript engine – including the new …
Cade Metz, 8 Oct 2010
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Firefox 4 preview knocks back Jäger shot

Mozilla has released preview builds of Firefox 4 that include JägerMonkey, the new JavaScript engine extension designed to outpace rival engines from the likes of Google and Opera. According to the open source outfit's latest SunSpider JavaScript benchmarks, JägerMonkeyed Firefox still trails all major competitors, but on the …
Cade Metz, 9 Sep 2010

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