[News] Firefox 3 Almost Here, Mozilla Pays Money for Browser Extensions

[News] Firefox 3 Almost Here, Mozilla Pays Money for Browser Extensions

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 20:52:38


ozilla says Firefox 3 ready for prime-time

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| A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download
| with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at
| Microsoft Corp's dominant Internet Explorer.
|
| The program's creators told Reuters on Thursday that the privately-held
| company's trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use
| after months of development.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2041266520080320?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

Extend Firefox 3 is Here!

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| All entries will be judged by a panel of experts, with Grand Prize and
| Runner Up prize packages awarded for add-ons that take advantage of the new
| capabilities being introduced in Firefox 3 and that demonstrate excellence in
| user experience, innovativeness, and use of open standards.
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http://labs.mozilla.com/2008/03/extend-firefox-3-is-here/


Recent:

Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests

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| Work done to plug Firefox's memory leaks and reduce its RAM profile has paid
| off, two of Mozilla's engineers said Friday, as they claimed that the newest
| beta of their open-source browser uses less memory than rivals such as
| Internet Explorer and Opera.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?id=1368883081&rid=-50


Firefox 3 Memory Usage

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| Looking at the graph:
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| * All browsers increase in memory use slightly over time, but the Firefox
| 3 slope is closer to 0.
| * The peak of Firefox 3 is lower than the terminal size of Firefox 2!
| * The terminal state of Firefox 3 is nearly 140MB smaller than Firefox 2.
| 60% less memory!
| * IE7 doesn appear to give any memory back, even after all the windows
| are closed!
| * Firefox 3 ends up about 400mb smaller than IE7 at the end of the test!
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http://blog.pavlov.net/2008/03/11/firefox-3-memory-usage/


Latest Firefox 3 beta offers exciting features

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| Firefox 3 is in testing, with the latest build, beta 4, released Monday.
| Mozilla is aiming for a final release of its flagship product before the end
| of the first quarter of 2008. Let's take a look at the changes coming down
| the pike.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/129319


Firefox 3 Beta 4 Offers Speed, Security Improvements

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| Mozilla's fourth beta of its Firefox 3 browser, aimed at developers, is
| available for download.
|
| about:mozilla - Beta 4, Beta 5, Free t-shirts, Dehydra, Seneca College,
| Prism, and more
|
| In this issue |
| * Firefox 3 Beta 4 ships
| * Firefox 3 Beta 5 schedule
| * Update your add-on for Firefox 3 and get a free t-shirt!
| * Mozilla Foundation grant for Seneca College
| * Dehydra: a new static checking tool for Mozilla code
| * Major update to Prism, first prototype of browser integration
| * Mozilla helps fund GNOME Accessibility outreach program
| * A trio of Mozillians interviewed
| * Latest additions to Planet Mozilla
| * Developer calendar
| * Subscribe to the email newsletter
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http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2008/03/11/aboutmozilla-beta-4-beta-5-free-t-shirts-dehydra-seneca-college-prism-and-more/


Related:

Mozilla speeds up Firefox

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| Firefox 3.0, released this week, is dramatically faster than i